Welcome to the Baylor ISR Center for Christian Philosophy

Philosophy department, Baylor ISR and major granting organization cooperate in opening Baylor Center for Christian Philosophy - Dr. C. Stephen Evans announced as Director
Read More
John Haldane
Dr. Haldane named one of the "50 Most Influential Living Philosophers" by TheBestSchools.org
Read More
Trent Dougherty
Dr. Trent Dougherty appointed Fellow of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics
Read More
Francis Beckwith
Dr. Beckwith receives the 2016 AAR Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion
Read More

Our Featured Projects + Research

Advancing A Better Understanding of the Nature, Scope, and Rationality of Religious Belief
The BCCP aims to bring the sophia of Christ to bear upon fundamental ideas concerning humanity’s place in the cosmos, and, in the light of this divine wisdom, to examine important issues that arise when humans try to live the Gospel in the modern world.
Watch Our Scholars
Micheal Beaty
A panel discussion with Rev. Kurt Pritzl, OP, Paul Weithman, and Michael Beaty for the sixth annual fall conference, "Joy in the Truth," held September 29-October 1, 2005.
Trent Dougherty
Michael Rea (University of Notre Dame), Trent Dougherty (Baylor University) and Oliver Crisp (Fuller Theological Seminary) discuss Analytic Theology.
John Haldane
Join Christopher Hitchens, world-famous British journalist and anti-theist, and John Haldane, leading Scottish philosopher, commentator, and broadcaster, in a discussion on rights, dignity, faith and public life. The Veritas Forum at Oxford, 2010.

First Annual Baylor CS Lewis Lecture by Jerry Walls @ Armstrong Browning Library, Treasure Room
Nov 30 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Public lecture: Jerry Walls “CS Lewis’s Ecumenical Doctrine of Purgatory,” the first annual Baylor CS Lewis Lecture.

Jerry Walls Lecture @ Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, Foster 250
Nov 30 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

CS Lewis and the Case for Mere Purgatory

It is well known that CS Lewis took very seriously the doctrines of heaven and hell, and wrote extensively about them. It is less well known that he also believed in purgatory. Although his explicit writings on purgatory are relatively scant, there is ample material relevant to the doctrine in his theological works, especially Mere Christianity. I will argue that Lewis provides good reasons to affirm a version of the doctrine of purgatory, for Protestants as well as Roman Catholics.

Jerry L. Walls is Professor of Philosophy and Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University. Among his books is a trilogy on the afterlife: Hell: The Logic of Damnation; Heaven: The Logic of Eternal Joy; and Purgatory: The Logic of Total Transformation; and more recently, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory: Rethinking the Things that Matter Most. He is the co-editor (with Trent Dougherty), of the forthcoming volume, Two Dozen (or so) Arguments for God: The Plantinga Project.

Philosophy Department Colloquium: John Hawthorne @ Philosophy Department, Baylor
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Philosophy Department Colloquium: John Hawthorne, USC, former Waynefleet Professor of Philosophy, Oxford University on the Fine-tuning argument for the existence of God. Date subject to change.

Carlos Colon on a Panel Discussion @ Grand Rapids MI
Jan 25 – Jan 27 all-day

Panel: “Reflections on bilingual singing.” Presentations of compositions and arrangements. Calvin Symposium on Worship.

Natalie Carnes Presenting @ Kent, United Kingdom
Jan 25 all-day

Presentation for “What the Saints Know.” Symposium in Minster Abbey.

Gerald Cleaver Presenting @ Ramat-Gan, Israel
Mar 11 – Mar 15 all-day

“Multiverse Ethics.” Computing Morality, Bar-Ilan University.

Natalie Carnes Distinguished Lecturer @ Duke Divinity School
Apr 1 all-day

Distinguished Lecture, Duke Initiative for Theology and the Arts. Duke Divinity School. Date to be precisified.