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Congratulations to Charity Anderson (Baylor University) and Jeffrey Sanford Russell (University of Southern California), the winners of the 2021 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion. Their prize-winning essay, "Divine Hiddenness and Other Evidence," will be published in Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.

Charity Anderson is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University. Her research is in epistemology and philosophy of religion, with a focus on issues concerning fallibilism, evidence, epistemic modals, invariantism, and knowledge norms. She is currently the PI for a grant from the John Templeton Foundation called Divine Hiddenness: Shifting the Debate. She also has ongoing research interests in the topics of wishful thinking and evidential uptake.

Jeffrey Sanford Russell is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southern California. He works on many topics, including metaphysics, epistemology, logic, decision theory, philosophy of science, and philosophy of religion.

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