Kevin Timpe

Kevin Timpe


PhD, Philosophy, Saint Louis University, 2004


"I love coffee. Oh yeah, and my kids too. And my wife. And did I mention coffee?”

Academic interests

  • Free will
  • Virtue ethics
  • Philosophy of religion
  • Philosophy of disability
  • Metaphysics



Routledge Companion to Free Will, edited with Meghan Griffith & Neil Levy. New York: Routledge, 2016.

Free Will and Theism: Connections, Contingencies, and Concerns, edited with Daniel Speak. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

Virtues and Their Vices, edited with Craig Boyd. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Free Will in Philosophical Theology, Bloomsbury Studies in Philosophy of Religion. London: Bloomsbury, 2013.

Free Will and Its Alternatives, 2nd and expanded edition. London: Bloomsbury, 2012.

Metaphysics and God: Essays in Honor of Eleonore Stump. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Arguing about Religion. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Recent Publications

“Sin in the Christian Tradition,” Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (2021): online.

The Virtues: A Very Short Introduction, with Craig Boyd. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021.

“DefiantAfterlife—Disability and Uniting Ourselves to God,” in Voices from the Edge: Centering Marginalized Perspectives in Analytic Theology, ed. Michelle Panchuk and Michael Rea, Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology (Oxford University Press, 2020): 206–231.

"The Lost Sheep in Philosophy of Religion: New Perspectives on Disability, Gender, Race, and Animals, edited with Blake Hereth". New York: Routledge, 2019.

“‘Upright , Whole, and Free’—Eschatological Union with God,” TheoLogica2.2 (2018),1-16: online.

In the news and on the web

Professor Timpe delivered a public lecture at University of York, October, 6, 2017, titled "Structuring Communities for Inclusion rather than Exclusion." You can watch the lecture here.

Professor Timpe delivered the W. H. Jellema Chair in Christian Philosophy inaugural lecture on Nov. 10, 2016. His lecture, Christian Philosophy and Disability, includes an introduction by Alvin Plantinga. You can watch the lecture here.

An interview with Prof. Timpe about the Jellema Chair.


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