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Chad Meister

Chad Meister
  • Title Professor of Philosophy
  • Work Phone 574.257.3521
  • Office Administration Building, Room 305 1001 Bethel Circle Mishawaka IN 46545 USA EST

Dr. Chad Meister holds an M.A. in Christian Thought/Philosophy of Religion from Trinity International University and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Marquette University. His current research interests are in the philosophy of religion, including religious diversity, natural theology, and philosophical theology.

He is General Editor (with Paul Moser) of a new Cambridge University Press Book Series entitled Cambridge Studies in Religion, Philosophy, and Society and the General Editor (with Charles Taliaferro) of a forthcoming six-volume set on the history of evil. He has written a number of journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and companion and book chapters.  His published and forthcoming books include:

  • Contemporary Philosophical Theology, co-authored with Charles Taliaferro (Routledge)
  • Philosophy of Religion (Palgrave/Macmillan)
  • The Routledge Companion to Modern Christian Thought, co-edited with James Beilby (Routledge)
  • Evil: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum)
  • God and Evil: The Case for God in a World Filled with Pain, co-edited with James K. Dew, Jr. (IVP)
  • Debating Christian Theism, co-edited with J. P. Moreland and Khaldoun Sweis (Oxford University Press)
  • The Oxford Handbook of Religious Diversity (Oxford University Press)
  • Christian Apologetics: An Anthology of Primary Sources, co-edited with Khaldoun Sweis (Zondervan)
  • Introducing Philosophy of Religion (Routledge)
  • The Cambridge Companion to Christian Philosophical Theology, co-edited with Charles Taliaferro (Cambridge University Press)
  • Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction, co-authored with James Stump (Routledge)
  • God Is Great, God Is Good: Why Believing in God is Reasonable and Responsible, co-edited with William Lane Craig (IVP)
    Christianity Today 2010 Book of the Year Award
  • The Routledge Companion to Philosophy of Religion, co-edited with Paul Copan (Routledge)
  • Reasons for Faith: Making a Case for the Christian Faith, co-edited with Norman Geisler (Crossway Books)
  • The Philosophy of Religion Reader (Routledge)
  • Philosophy of Religion: Classic and Contemporary Issues, co-edited with Paul Copan (Blackwell)
  • Building Belief: Constructing Faith from the Ground Up (Baker)

Prior to joining Bethel's faculty, Professor Meister taught Philosophy at Marquette University as a Teaching Fellow and at Trinity International University. Before changing careers to study Philosophy, he worked as a development engineer in robotics for Cincinnati Milacron and as a field engineer for Hewlett Packard.

Besides reading and reflecting, he enjoys long walks with his wife, Tammi, and late-night conversations around the chimenea with his two sons and other budding philosophers and theologians.