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R. Douglas Geivett

Professor of Philosophy

  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Gonzaga University
  • B.S., Multnomah School of the Bible

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Dr. Geivett's interests range over the philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, epistemology, and the history of modern philosophy. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God and co-editor of Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology and In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History. Dr. Geivett has contributed chapters to God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion; God Under Fire; The Rationality of Theism; and Does God Exist? The Craig-Flew Debate. Dr. Geivett is the former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. In the past, Dr. Geivett has served as minister to college students at churches in the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California and continues to speak in churches and on university campuses on subjects related to apologetics and the Christian life.

Affiliations

  • American Academy of Religion
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Society of Christian Philosophers
  • American Philosophical Association
  • Society for Philosophy of Religion

Awards and Honors

  • Dean's Fellowship, University of Southern California. 1985-89
  • Dean's Honor List, Eastern Washington University. 1980
  • Outstanding Young Man of America. 1986
  • International Who's Who of Professionals. 1995
  • Outstanding Service Award, Biola University. 1997
  • Faculty Merit Award, Biola University. 1998
  • Member of the executive committee of the Evangelical Philosophical Society
  • Member of the Committee on the Status and Future of Philosophy for the American Philosophical Association

Publications

Books

  • “Reflections on the Explanatory Power of Theism” in Does God Exist? The Craig-Flew Debate, ed. Stan W. Wallace. Ashgate Publishing, 2003.

  • “The Evidential Value of Religious Experience” in The Rationality of Theism, ed. Paul Copan and Paul Moser. Routledge, 2003.

  • “Does God Cause Suffering and Evil?” in God Under Fire, ed. Eric L. Johnson and Douglas S. Huffman. Zondervan/HarperCollins, 2003.

  • “A Rejoinder to Flew's 'Presumption of Atheism',” in God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of Religion, ed. Raymond Martin and Christopher Bernard. Longman Publishers, 2002.

  • “The Evidential Value of Miracles” in In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History ed. R. Douglas Geivett and Gary R. Habermas. InterVarsity Press, 1997.

  • “In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for God's Action in History.” co-edited with Gary R. Habermas, InterVarsity Press, 1997.

  • “Evil and the Evidence for God: The Challenge of John Hick's Theodicy.” Temple University Press, 1993.

  • “Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology” co-edited with Brendan Sweetman, Oxford University Press, 1992.

Articles

  • “Is 'Agent Reliabilism' Adequately Motivated?” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 66.2 (March 2003): 444-450. NB: The published version of this article is mistakenly titled "Is 'Simple Reliabilism' Adequately Motivated?"

  • “Divine Providence and the Openness of God: A Response to William Hasker,” Philosophia Christi 2.4.2 (2002): 377-96.

  • “Philosophy of Religion,” for the Dictionary of Christian Education, ed. Michael Anthony (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2001).

  • Entries on "Idealism," "Knowledge," "Ian T. Ramsey," "Paul Ricoeur," "Richard Swinburne," and "Nicholas Wolterstorff" for the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, 2nd ed., ed. Walter A. Elwell (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 2001).

  • Entries on "A. C. Ewing" and "E. L. Mascall" for the Dictionary of Historical Theology, ed. Trevor Hart (Paternoster, 2001).

  • “On the Evidence of Miracles and the Historicity of the Resurrection,” Philosophia Christi (fall 2001): 401-408.

  • “Plantinga's Externalism and the Terminus of Warrant-Based Epistemology,” co-authored with Greg Jesson, for a Symposium on Alvin Plantinga, Warranted Christian Belief, in Philosophia Christi 2.3.2 (2001 [?]): 329-40.

  • Guest editor for the special theme issue on "Jesus and the Academy" for Christian Scholar's Review 28.4 (Summer 1999).

  • “Some Misgivings About Evangelical Inclusivism,” The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology 2. 2 (Summer 1998): 26-32.

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