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Edward Martin

Professor | Interdisciplinary Studies

(434) 582-2592


  • Ph.D., Purdue University
  • M.A., Purdue University
  • M.A., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • B.A., Hillsdale College


Dr. Martin has taught at the college, seminary, and graduate school levels for over 25 years. He is the author of various articles and book chapters covering such topics as the problem of evil, empiricism, the remarkable renaissance of Christian philosophy in the 20th century, St. Anselm as Apologist, and suffering and soul-making. His concentrations include Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, and History of Modern Philosophy, with a special interest in the evidential problem of evil, C. S. Lewis and Tolkien studies, and astronomy and cosmology.

He has been invited to speak at various colleges and universities, including Concordia University, Lynchburg College, and the Greek Bible Institute in Athens, Greece. Dr. Martin is currently doing research on a new defense against the evidential argument from evil, Kant, and Hume, as well as the cosmo-teleological argument (also known as the fine-tuning argument).

Regularly Taught Courses

  • PHIL 201: Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
  • PHIL 210: Logic
  • PHIL 429: The Thought of St. Augustine
  • PHIL 465: The Thought of C. S. Lewis
  • PHIL 468: The Thought of J. R. R. Tolkien
  • PHIL 497/615: The Problem of Evil
  • APOL 620: Evil, Suffering and Hell
  • APOL 930: The Problem of Evil, Suffering, and Pain (Ph.D. program course, Summer 2022)
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