The following list includes logicians, ethicists, epistemologists, analytic metaphysicians, philosophers of language, philosophers of religion, philosophers of science, etc., all of whom are theists. Be sure to explore the links, since many of these philosophers have provided their publications online. Please bear with us as we continue constructing this page.*

Last updated: 09.21.07

Marilyn McCord Adams Oxford

Robert M. Adams Oxford

William Alston Syracuse

Jennifer Ashworth University of Waterloo

Harriet E. Baber University of San Diego

Deane Baker University of Natal, South Africa

Michael Beaty Baylor University

W. David Beck Liberty University

Francis Beckwith Baylor

Michael Bergmann Purdue University

Andrei Buckareff University of Rochester

J. Budziszewski University of Texas at Austin

Calvin College Philosophy Faculty

David K. Clark Bethel

Stephen Clark University of Liverpool

Matthew Clarke University of Natal, South Africa

Paul Copan Palm Beach Atlantic University

Winfried Corduan Taylor University

Jan A. Cover Purdue University

William Lane Craig Biola University

Charles L. Creegan

Thomas Crisp Biola University

George Cronk Bergen Community College

Richard Davis Tyndale College

Stephen T. Davis Claremont McKenna College

Scott A. Davison Morehead State University

Keith DeRose Yale University

Reinaldo Elugardo University of Oklahoma

C. Stephen Evans Baylor

Linda L. Farmer Wright State University

Alfred J. Freddoso University of Notre Dame

R. Douglas Geivett Biola University

Harry J. Gensler John Carroll University

Jonathan Gold West Liberty State College

Douglas Groothuis Denver Seminary

Stuart C. Hackett Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Glenn A. Hartz Ohio State University

William Hasker Huntington College

Kenneth Einar Himma University of Washington

Peter Horban Simon Fraser University

John Hawthorne – Oxford

Hud Hudson Western Washington University

Jim Kanaris McGill University

Robert C. Koons University of Texas at Austin

Saul Kripke

Jeffrey Koperski Saginaw Valley State University

K.D. Kragen KaveDragen, Ink.

Peter Kreeft Boston College

Norman Kretzmann Cornell University

Steve Kumar NZ Apologetics Society

Jonathan Kvanvig Baylor

Robert A. Larmer University of New Brunswick

William F. Lawhead University of Mississippi

Brian Leftow Oxford

Mark Linville Atlanta Christian College

Scott MacDonald Cornell University

Alasdair MacIntyre Notre Dame [ more ]

Ronald McCamy Moorpark College

Hugh McCann Texas A&M

Timothy J. McGrew Western Michigan University

Pat Manfredi Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

William E. Mann University of Vermont

Gary R. Mar SUNY Stony Brook

Christopher Menzel Texas A&M

Trenton Merricks University of Virginia

Scott H. Moore Baylor University

J. P. Moreland Biola University

Wes Morriston University of Colorado, Boulder

Paul K. Moser Loyola University of Chicago

Michael Muth Westminster College

Mark Nelson University of Leeds

Joseph Novak University of Waterloo

Timothy O’Connor Indiana University

Ric Otte University of California at Santa Cruz

Alan Padgett Luther Seminary

Alvin Plantinga University of Notre Dame [ more ]

Louis P. Pojman University of Mississippi

Alexander Pruss Baylor

Hilary Putnam Harvard [more]

Del Ratzsh Calvin College

Michael C. Rea University of Notre Dame

Bruce Reichenbach Augsburg College

Victor Reppert

Nicholas Rescher University of Pittsburgh [ more ]

Greg Restall University of Melbourne

Phil Ruetz University of Rochester

Thomas Senor University of Arkansas

Daniel Howard-Snyder Western Washington University

Francis Howard-Snyder Western Washington University

James S. Spiegel Taylor University

Eleonore Stump Saint Louis University

Michael Sudduth San Francisco State University

Frederick Suppe University of Maryland

William Sweet St. Thomas University

Richard Swinburne University of Oxford

Thomas Talbott Willamette University

Charles Taliaferro St. Olaf College

Gregg ten Elshof Biola University

William Tolhurst Northern Illinois University

Dale Tuggy SUNY Fredonia

Bas van Fraasen Princeton

Peter van Inwagen University of Notre Dame

Daniel von Wachter Oriel College (Oxford)

William F. Vallicella

Donald Wacome Northwestern College

William Wainwright University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Bernard Walker Bethel University

C. Robert Wetzel Emmanuel School of Religion

Barry Whitney University of Windsor

Phillip Wiebe Trinity Western University

Edward Wierenga University of Rochester

Peter S. Williams

Nicholas Wolterstorff Yale

David Yandell Loyola University of Chicago

Keith Yandell University of Wisconsin-Madison

Dean Zimmerman Rutgers University

*Credit goes to Richard Davis for assembling the original list of Theistic Philosophers, ours being an updated and expanded version thereof.

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15 Responses to “Theistic Philosophers”


  1. 1 Keith July 31, 2007 at 2:39 am

    Looks great so far! But shouldn’t Alasdair MacIntyre be associated with Notre Dame, not Duke?

  2. 2 Matthew July 31, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Some of these appointments are at least 4 years out of date. Kvanvig is at Baylor, as is C Stephen Evans, and Leftow is now at Oxford. There are others as well, but those are the ones that jump out at me.

  3. 3 Heraplem July 31, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks guys! The list still needs a lot of work. It should be much better in a week or so. Please keep the corrections coming.

  4. 4 Greg Restall August 5, 2007 at 11:47 pm

    Here’s another correction, since you’re in the market for them: I’m now at the University of Melbourne, not Macquarie University.

  5. 5 Heraplem August 6, 2007 at 12:13 am

    Fixed. Thanks, Dr. Restall.

  6. 6 JB September 4, 2007 at 2:24 am

    The link to Wainwright’s page presently goes to the related general faculty page, not to Wainwright in particular.

    I would never have guessed that Morriston was a theist.

  7. 7 philosophickle September 4, 2007 at 2:34 am

    Thanks JB, should be fixed.

  8. 8 K. D. Kragen September 21, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    A good list. Suggest you may want to include William P. Alston (http://philosophy.syr.edu/FacAlston.htm). Many of the folks on your list have worked with or know Alston well (e.g. Peter van Inwagen, Eleonore Stump, Thomas Senor, Alvin Plantinga, among others). Alston was one of my wonderful advisers at Syracuse back in the 1980s.
    Thanks for your hard work in developing this list.
    Shalom,
    K. D. Kragen
    kdkragen.com, killware.com, plagueman.com

  9. 9 Heraplem September 21, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Wow. I’m shocked to notice that we actually didn’t include Alston. Come to think of it, Wolterstorff is also left out. Fixed.

    Thanks!

  10. 10 jess October 22, 2007 at 3:27 am

    here’s a list I have of theistic philosophers that aren’t on the list, in brackets will be the notable universities they’ve taught at or have been educated at:

    charles taylor (oxford, mcgill, northwestern)
    keith ward (cambridge, oxford)
    terry eagleton (cambridge, oxford)
    denys turner (cambridge, oxford, yale)
    michael ignatieff (cambridge, oxford, harvard, berkeley)
    terence penelhum (cambridge, oxford, yale)
    janet soskice (cambridge, oxford, cornell)
    jonathan sacks (cambridge, oxford)
    john hick (cambridge, oxford, cornell)
    ravi zacharias (cambridge, oxford)
    john hedley brooke (cambridge, oxford)
    john lucas (cambridge, oxford)
    roger scruton (cambridge, princeton)
    john haldane (cambridge, oxford)
    vern poythress (cambridge, harvard)
    philip clayton (cambridge, harvard, yale)
    john rist (cambridge, toronto)
    elizabeth burns (cambridge)
    michael dummett (oxford)
    peter geach (oxford)
    brian davies (oxford)
    john leslie (oxford)
    basil mitchell (oxford, princeton)
    john hare (oxford, yale, princeton)
    diogenes allen (oxford, yale, princeton)
    john jenkins (oxford)
    leszek kolakowski (oxford, yale, berkeley)
    peter harrison (oxford, yale)
    paul griffiths (oxford, chicago)
    robert george (oxford, harvard, princeton)
    pamela anderson (oxford, yale)
    michael novak (harvard, stanford)
    elie wiesel (yale, columbia)
    ernan mcmullin (yale, princeton)
    holmes rolston (yale, colorado)
    robert cummings neville (yale)

    those are just the more popular ones! tons of elite theistic philosophers out there, much more than most people can imagine

  11. 11 Hi, my sites: February 1, 2008 at 3:11 pm

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  12. 12 Scott February 10, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Jim Madden from Benedictine College should be added as well.
    Very thoughtful, intelligent, considerate of opposing views, takes time and handles opposing views with sincerity.

  13. 14 Keith October 21, 2008 at 12:41 am

    You should add Kevin Timpe. He’s a rather up and coming theistic philosopher (and a really good guy).

  14. 15 Glenn Peoples May 6, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I notice Edward Feser isn’t there. You may want to add him. I hear there’s this up and coming guy in New Zealand too. 😉


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