Chris Firestone PhD
Chair, Philosophy Department
Professor of Philosophy
STARTED AT TIU:
BA, BS, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
PhD, University of Edinburgh
AWARDS, AFFILIATIONS, & ACHIEVEMENTS
Dr. Firestone is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Christian Philosophers, and the North American Kant Society.
PUBLICATIONS OF NOTE
Most Recent Books:
Kant and the New Philosophy of Religion, coedited with Stephen R. Palmquist (Indiana University Press, 2006)
Theology at the Transcendental Boundaries of Reason (Ashgate Publications Ltd., 2007)
In Defense of Kant’s Religion, coauthored with Nathan Jacobs (Indiana University Press, 2008)
Dr. Firestone came to Trinity with experience in teaching and research in Hong Kong and Scotland. At Trinity, he has worked at developing the annual “Trinity Debates” through the Henry Center for Theological Understanding and at leading short-term outreach trips to Eastern Europe. His most recent books are Kant and the Question of Theology, co-edited with Nathan Jacobs and James Joiner (Cambridge University Press, 2016), Persistence of the Sacred in Modern Thought, co-edited with Nathan Jacobs (Notre Dame Press, 2012), Kant and the Theology at the Boundaries of Reason (Ashgate Publications Ltd., 2012) and In Defense of Kant’s Religion, coauthored with Nathan Jacobs (Indiana University Press, 2008). In 2012, “Choice” selected Persistence of the Sacred as an “Outstanding Academic Title.” In 2009, the American Philosophical Association nominated In Defense of Kant’s Religion for “Book of the Year” and the American Academy of Religion nominated it for its prestigious “Textual Analysis Prize.” Dr. Firestone was the winner of Trinity College’s inaugural Regent’s Prize for Teaching and Scholarship in 2007. He is a member of the Executive Board of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and a regular member/attender of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the American Philosophical Association, and the American Academy of Religion.