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Edward N. Martin

Co-Chairman, Department of Philosophy
Director, Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy and Theology

(434) 582-2592
enmartin@liberty.edu

 

Education

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

 

Biography

Dr. Martin has taught at the college, seminary, and graduate school level 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, 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 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).

 

Courses Regularly Taught

  • PHIL 201—Philosophy and Contemporary Ideas
  • PHIL 303—History of Philosophy III (later Kant, 19th and 20th century)
  • PHIL 210–Logic
  • PHIL 310—Symbolic Logic
  • PHIL 429—The Thought of St. Augustine
  • PHIL 465—The Thought of C. S. Lewis
  • PHIL 497/615—The Problem of Evil
  • PHIL 430/697—Metaphysics
  • APOL 930—The Problem of Evil, Suffering, and Pain (Ph.D. program course, Summer 2018)
  • APOL 620 (Online)—Evil, Suffering and Hell