Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry

Professor Stephen Evans

Professor Stephen Evans

Philosophy. Affiliate: Religion and Theology.

BA (Wheaton), MPhil (Yale), PhD (Yale)

Professor Evans is a University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities at Baylor University and Professorial Fellow at Australian Catholic University. He is a past curator of the Howard V. and Edna H. Hong Kierkegaard Library at St. Olaf College, Minnesota, and a past president of both the Society of Christian Philosophers and the Søren Kierkegaard Society.

Key Publications

‘Can an Admirer of Silentio’s Abraham Consistently Believe That Child Sacrifice Is Forbidden?’. In Kierkegaard’s “Fear and Trembling”, edited by Daniel Conway. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.

‘Moral Arguments for Theism and Divine Command Theories of Moral Obligation’. In Reason and Christian Belief: New Essays in Philosophical Theology, edited by Colin Ruloff. University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming.

God and Moral Obligations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.

‘Religious Experience and the Question of Whether Belief in God Requires Evidence’. In Evidence and Belief, edited by Kelly James Clark and Raymond J. Van Arragon, 37-51. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Natural Signs and Knowledge of God: A New Look at Theistic Arguments. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

‘Wisdom as Conceptual Understanding: A Christian Platonist Perspective’, Faith and Philosophy 27:4 (2010): 369-381.

Kierkegaard: An Introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

and David Jeffrey, eds. The Bible and the University. Scripture and Hermeneutics 8. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 2007.

Kierkegaard on Faith and the Self: Collected Essays. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2006.

Kierkegaard’s Ethic of Love: Divine Commands and Moral Requirements. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.