professor, philosophical theology, Yale Divinity School
John Hare is the Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology at Yale Divinity School. He is most widely known for his 1996 book *The Moral Gap*, in which he analyzes a gap between ethical duty and ability noted in Kant's philosophical writings. Hare argues that this moral gap cannot be bridged apart from religion. The son of influential British utilitarian philosopher R. M. Hare, John Hare received his B.A. from Balliol College, Oxford, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1975. After teaching at Lehigh University and Calvin College, he moved to Yale, where he has been a professor of theology since 2003.