Southern Evangelical Seminary & Bible College

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J.T. Bridges

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J.T. Bridges

Director of Ph.D. Program and Professor of Philosophy. (B.S., 2000; M.Div., 2002; M.A., 2005; Ph.D., 2012) Dissertation: An Analysis of the Neo-Darwinism/Intelligent Design Debate Based on an Eclectic Philosophy of Science Grounded in Thomistic Realism

Director of the Ph.D. Program and Professor of Philosophy at Southern Evangelical Seminary. Dr. J.T. Bridges' current academic interests include: the Philosophical Theology of Thomas Aquinas; the Philosophy of Science; and important issues subsumed under The Philosophy of Religion.

The panel of readers for the defense of his doctoral defense included: Southern Evangelical Seminary Professor of Philosophy, Richard G. Howe; Southern Evangelical Seminary research professor, Intelligent Design scholar and Mathematician, William A. Dembski; University of Oxford professor and mathematician, John C. Lennox; and the Discovery Institute's Senior Fellow and philosopher, Jay W. Richards.

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  • Ph.D., 2012, Philosophy of Religion, Southern Evangelical Seminary

  • M.A., 2005, Philosophy, Baylor University

  • M.Div., 2002, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

    Concentration: Languages

  • B.S., 2000, Iowa State University

  • "Toward a Thomistic Epistemology of Science," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 10, no. 2, (Fall 2012): 31-59.

  • "The Theological Virtues in St. Thomas Aquinas as a Demarcation for Responses to the Problem of Evil," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 9, no. 2, (Fall 2011): 47-67.

  • "Intelligent Design: Its Nature, Limitations, and Future," Christian Apologetics Journal, vol. 8, no. 1, (Spring 2009): 3-21.

  • "God and Stephen Hawking: Whose Design Is It Anyway?" in Christian Apologetics Journal vol. 10, no. 2, (Fall 2012): 140-141.

  • "More Than a Theory: Revealing a Testable Model for Creation," in Christian Apologetics Journal, vol 8, no. 1, (Spring 2009): 101-102.

Academic Experience
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC, (2011 - present).

  • Instructor, Southern Evangelical Seminary, NC (2008 - 2011).

Professional Memberships
  • Evangelical Philosophical Society

  • Evangelical Theological Society

  • J.T. is married to Serena, and has three children: Alæthia, Zoë, and Trinity