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Gregory A. Welty, PhDGregory A. Welty, PhD

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary

Greg Welty was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He did his B.A. in Philosophy at UCLA, his M.Div. at Westminster Seminary California, and his MPhil and DPhil in Philosophical Theology under Richard Swinburne at Oriel College, University of Oxford (dissertation title: "Theistic Conceptual Realism: The Case for Interpreting Abstract Objects as Divine Ideas"). He taught for a year at Regent's Park College (Oxford), for seven years at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ft. Worth, Texas), and for the past five years at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (Wake Forest, North Carolina), where he is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Program Coordinator for the MA in Philosophy of Religion. He is married, has three sons ranging from 10-13 years old, and serves as a pastor at Grace Baptist Church (Wake Forest). He is the author of Why is there evil in the world (and so much of it)? (Christian Focus, forthcoming), and has contributed to Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism (Routledge, 2015), Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects (Bloomsbury Academic, 2014), Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue (Broadman & Holman Academic, 2008), Calvinism and the Problem of Evil (Wipf and Stock, forthcoming), and Christian Theology and the Modern Philosophers (Zondervan Academic, forthcoming). He has published two articles in Philosophia Christi, and book reviews in Faith and Philosophy, ArsDisputandi, and Philosophy in Review.

Areas of Specialization

metaphysics of abstract objects, theistic arguments, philosophy of religion, philosophical theology

Books by Gregory A. Welty

  • Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects
    Paul Gould
    Bloomsbury Academic, 2014
    ISBN #1623563658

  • Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue Calvinism: A Southern Baptist Dialogue
    Brad J. Waggoner, E. Ray Clendenen
    B&H Academic, 2008
    ISBN #0805448357

  • Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism Philosophical Essays Against Open Theism
    Benjamin H. Arbour, Kevin Timpe
    Routledge, 2015
    ISBN #1138799998

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