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David Beck

Professor of Philosophy (B.A., 1969, M.A., 1971; Ph.D., 1980) Dissertation: Schubert Ogden and the Relation between Philosophy and Theology

Dr. David Beck's focus in research and teaching has been in the Philosophy of Religion, specifically on the Existence of God and the Cosmological Argument.

He has published a number of articles and chapters in these areas.

Dr. Beck and his wife, Jean, have been married since 1971 and have four daughters and 9 grandchildren.

Education
  • Ph.D., 1980, Philosophy, Boston University

  • M.A., 1971, Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

  • B.A., 1969, German Philosophy, Houghton College

Reviews
  • Book Review: "The Search for God" by Hans Schwarz in Christianity Today (February 13, 1976) 46.

  • Book Review: "General Revelation" by Bruce Demarest in Journal of the Evangelical Theology Society (December, 1983) 462.

  • Book Review: "Personalism: A Critical Introduction" by Rufus Burrow in Philosophia Christi (2000)

  • Book Review: "The Cambridge Companion to Theism" by Michael Martin in Philosophia Christi (2010) 485.

Academic Experience
  • Professor of Philosophy, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC (2013, 2011 - 2012, 2009, 2007).

  • Professor of Philosophy, Liberty University, VA (2010 - present).

  • Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy, Liberty University, VA (1978 - present).

  • Associate Dean for Academic Administration, The Graduate School at Liberty University, VA (2008 - 2010).

  • Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Liberty University, VA (2006 - 2008).

  • Associate Vice President for Graduate Studies, Liberty University, VA (2004 - 2006).

  • Assistant Director for Seminaries and International Institutions, Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools (2003 - 2010).

  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate Studies, Liberty University, VA (1997 - 2004).

  • Dean of Graduate Studies, Liberty University, VA (1989 - 1997).

  • Associate Vice President for Faculty Development, Liberty University, VA (1988 - 1997).

  • Faculty Chaplain, Liberty University, VA (1988 - 2010).

  • Chair, Philosophy Department, Liberty University, VA (1981 - 1988).

  • Assistant Dean for the Graduate School of Religion, Liberty University (1987 - 1989).

  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Salem State College, MA (1978).

  • Instructor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State College, MA (1976 - 1978).

  • Instructor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State College, MA (1976 - 1978).

  • Instructor of Philosophy, Brightman Fellow, Boston University (1974 - 1975).

  • Instructor of Philosophy, Rhode Island Junior College (1973 - 1974).

  • Teaching Assistant, University of Rhode Island (1971 - 1972).

  • Adjunct Professor of Apologetics, Tyndale Theological Seminary, Netherlands

  • Professor of Philosophy, Greek Bible College, Greece

  • Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Kyiv Christian University, Ukraine

Conference Papers
  • "God and the Multiverse," Evangelical Philosophical Society, Milwaukee, WI, November 15, 2012.

  • "The Cosmological Argument: A Current Appraisal," Presidential Address, Evangelical Philosophical Society, November, 1998.

  • "Evangelical Affirmations," Council of Theologians, Trinity Evangelical Divinty School, May, 1989.

  • "Work and Leisure," Council on Biblical Inerrancy, December, 1986.

  • "Truth, Meaning, and Hermeneutics," Council on Biblical Inerrancy, November, 1982.

  • "Theories of Meaning, and the Meaning of Inerrancy," Theological Lectures, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, October, 1982.

  • "Theories of Meaning, and the Meaning of Inerrancy," Theological Lectures, Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, October, 1982.

  • "Notes on Creationism," Society of Christian Philosophers, Eastern Kentucky University, April, 1982.

  • "Natural Causes and the Cosmological Argument," Evangelical Philosophical Society, November, 1980.

  • "Process Thought and the Incarnation," Evangelical Theological Society, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, December, 1978.

  • "Schubert Ogden's Theory of Analogy," Conference on Philosophy of Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, March 1977.

Professional Memberships
  • American Philosophical Association

  • Evangelical Philosophical Society- Vice President 1997, President 1998

  • Virginia Philosophical Society

  • Society of Christian Philosophers

  • Association of Virginia Graduate Deans (1989 - 2006).

  • Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (2008 - 2010).

Personal
  • Dave is married to Jean and together they have four children and eleven grandchildren