Dr. Thomas Baker

Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Theology

Bio

Academic Experience

Adjunct Professor at Southern Evangelical Seminary (2018-).
Professor of Philosophy and Theology at Veritas International University (2015-).

Ministry Experience

Class Instructor, Carmel Baptist Church, Charlotte, NC (2011-2014).
Class Instructor, Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC (2008-2010).
Assistant Youth Pastor, Southern Evangelical Church, Charlotte, NC (2003-2007).
Class Instructor, Horizon Christian Fellowship, San Diego, CA (1996-1998).

Personal

Tom is married to Mary Ann. They have two adult children and one grandchild.

Research Interests and Expertise

Dr. Baker’s research interests include: Philosophical & Systematic Theology, Divine Causation, and the Philosophy of Nature. He also enjoys collecting and comparing systematic theologies.

Publications

“What Are Some Other Arguments for God’s Existence?” In The Harvest Handbook of Apologetics, edited by Joseph M. Holden, 89-94. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 2018.

“An Introductory Taxonomy of Aquinas’ Powers of the Soul – Part 1.” Christian Apologetics Journal 13, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 107-134.

“An Introductory Taxonomy of Aquinas Powers of the Soul – Part 2.” Christian Apologetics Journal 13, no. 2 (Fall 2015): 71-95.

“A Thomistic Look at the Trinity: with Concentration on the Kinds of Distinctions and Relations Among the Divine Persons in Light of Simplicity.” Christian Apologetics Journal 14, no. 2 (Fall 2016): 35-53.

“Barker’s Understanding of Bible Contradictions.” In Answering the Music Man: Dan Barker’s Arguments against Christianity, edited by B. Kyle Keltz and Tricia Scribner, 132-152. Eugene, OR: Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2020.

Education

Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion, Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2018 (summa cum laude).
Dissertation: “Thomistic Teleology in the Philosophy of Nature with Its Theological and Moral Implications.”
Language Competency: Latin.

M.A. in Apologetics with a Concentration in Biblical Languages, Southern Evangelical Seminary, 2007 (summa cum laude).
Language Concentrations: Greek and Hebrew.

B.S. in Information Systems, San Diego State University, 1993.

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