Christian Philosophy

The Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy equips students to analyze philosophical issues from a Christian worldview. This degree is offered in a modular format and addresses the epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of Christian philosophy.


Incoming Ph.D. students are matched with a supervisor from our world-class faculty who shares their research interests. Professors who can supervise students in this area are:
Dr. Bradley Green headshot

Bradley G. Green

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy
Dr. Timothy Paul Jones headshot

Timothy Paul Jones

Research Interests:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Apologetics
  • Christian Formation
Dr. Andrew Walker headshot

Andrew Walker

Research Interests:

  • Ethics
  • Public Theology
  • Cultural Apologetics
Dr. John Wilsey headshot

John D. Wilsey

Research Interests:

  • History of Philosophy
  • Apologetics

Christian Philosophy students must take the following 5 seminars, along with three “flex” seminars, 81020 GRS, 81260 FTS, 81270 Course Development & Design, and 81300 Higher Education.

85230 Epistemology

A critical study of such topics as the nature of truth, the respective roles of reason and experience in acquiring knowledge, rationalism versus empiricism, revelation, and warrant.

85370 Metaphysics

A critical survey of key philosophical positions and disputes concerning the nature of reality.

85350 History of Western Philosophy

The study is designed so the seminar participant may develop an advanced understanding of western philosophy and its impact on Christian theology and mission.

85290 Christian Apologetics

A study of foundational issues in Christian apologetics such as the discipline’s methods, history and biblical antecedents.

84970 Aesthetic Theology

Aesthetics as a basis for theological formulations will be investigated. Classical aesthetic and theological systems from Aristotle to Beardsley, from Aquinas to von Balthasar will be explored.


85240 Moral Theory & Natural Law

A study of moral theories within the Christian tradition and non-Christian moral systems, studying the nature of morality and the biblical and theological foundations of moral theory.



If you are interested in applying for the Ph.D. in this area of study, learn more about the Admissions Process. To prepare for the entrance exam in this area of study, consult the study guide.