Evans, C(harles) Stephen 1948-

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EVANS, C(harles) Stephen 1948-

PERSONAL: Born May 26, 1948, in Atlanta, GA; son of Charles Hinton (a bus driver) and Pearline (a teacher; maiden name, Prewett) Evans; married Jan Walter (a professor of Spanish), September 6, 1969; children: Kelley, Lise, Charles. Ethnicity: "White." Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, B.A. (with high honors), 1969; Yale University, M.Ph., 1971, Ph. D., 1974. Politics: Independent. Religion: Baptist. Hobbies and other interests: Running, golf.

ADDRESSES: Home—10000 Ridge Point Dr., Waco, TX 76712. Office—Department of Philosophy, Baylor University, P.O. Box 97273, Waco, TX 76798-7273; fax: 254-710-3838. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Trinity College, Deerfield, IL, assistant professor of philosophy, 1972-74; Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL, assistant professor, 1974-78, associate professor, 1978-83, professor of philosophy, 1983-84; St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, professor of philosophy and curator of Hong Kierkegaard Library, beginning 1986-94, chair of Division of Philosophy, Religion, and History, 1991-93; Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI, professor of philosophy, 1994-2001, William Spoelhof Teacher-Scholar, 1994-96, and dean for research and scholarship; Baylor University, Waco, TX, professor of philosophy and humanities, 2001—. Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, visiting lecturer, 1976; University of Rhode Island, William Oliver Martin Memorial Lecturer, 1980; Western Kentucky University, visiting associate professor, 1980-81; Northern Baptist Seminary, adjunct professor, 1982-84; Fuller Theological Seminary, John G. Finch Lecturer, 1988; Wheaton College, Scandrette Lecturer, 1988; Emory University, fellow at Center for Faith Development, 1988-89; Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, visiting professor, 1990, 1992, 1995; University of Iowa, Geneva Lecturer, 1991; Northwestern College, Orange City, IA, Ronald Nelson Scholar in Residence, 1992; lecturer at other colleges and universities, including Knox College, Emory University, University of Georgia, and Gordon College; University of Copenhagen, member of international scholarly committee for Kierkegaard Research Centre, 1994-98.

MEMBER: American Philosophical Association, Kierkegaard Society (member of executive committee, 1989-91; president, 1991), Society of Christian Philosophers (member of executive committee, 1986-89, 1991-94; president, 1998-2001), American Academy of Religion, Institute for Advanced Christian Studies (member of executive committee).

AWARDS, HONORS: Danforth fellowship, 1969-74; George C. Marshall fellowship for Denmark, 1977-78; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1980, 1985, 1988-89, 2000-01; Pew Evangelical senior scholar, 1991-94.


Despair: A Moment or a Way of Life? An ExistentialQuest for Hope, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1971, revised edition published as Existentialism: The Philosophy of Despair and the Quest for Hope, Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI), 1984.

Preserving the Person: A Look at the Human Sciences, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1977.

Subjectivity and Religious Belief: An Historical, Critical Study, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1978.

Kierkegaard's "Fragments" and "Postscript": TheReligious Philosophy of Johannes Climacus, Humanities Press (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), 1983.

Contours of Christian Philosophy, Volume 4: Philosophy of Religion: Thinking about Faith, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1984.

The Quest for Faith: Reason and Mystery As Pointers to God, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 1986, revised edition published as Why Believe: Reason and Mystery As Pointers to God, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1996.

Wisdom and Humanness in Psychology, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1989.

Søren Kierkegaard's Christian Psychology: Insight forCounseling and Pastoral Care, Zondervan (Grand Rapids, MI), 1990.

Passionate Reason: Making Sense of Kierkegaard's"Philosophical Fragments," Indiana University Press (Bloomington, IN), 1992.

(Editor, with George Connell) Foundations ofKierkegaard's Vision of Community: Religion, Ethics, and Politics in Kierkegaard, Humanities Press International (Atlantic Highlands, NJ), 1992.

(Editor, with Merold Westphal, and contributor) Christian Perspectives on Religious Knowledge, Eerdmans (Grand Rapids, MI), 1993.

(Translator, with wife, Jan E. Evans) Paul Müller, Kierkegaard's "Works of Love": Christian Ethics and the Maieutic Ideal, C. A. Reitzel (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1993.

The Historical Christ and the Jesus of Faith: The Incarnational Narrative As History, Oxford University Press (Oxford, England), 1996.

Faith beyond Reason: A Kiekegaardian Account, Edinburgh University Press (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1998.

Pocket Dictionary of Apologetics and Philosophy ofReligion, Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Kierkegaard's Fear and Trembling: Critical Appraisals, edited by Robert Perkins, University of Alabama Press (Tuscaloosa, AL), 1981; Readings in the Christian Faith and the Discipline of Psychology, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1986; Kierkegaard: Poet of Existence, edited by Birgit Bertung, C. A. Reitzel (Copenhagen, Denmark), 1989; Writing the Politics of Difference, edited by Hugh J. Silverman, State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1991; and God, Philosophy, and Academic Culture, edited by William J. Wainwright, Scholars Press (Atlanta, GA), 1996. Editor of the series "Contours of Christian Philosophy," Inter-Varsity Press (Downers Grove, IL). Contributor of more than fifty articles and reviews to journals, including Faith and Philosophy, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, Philosophia Reformata, Journal of Mind and Behavior, and Christian Scholars Review. Editor, Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter, 1989-95; contributing editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology; member of editorial board, Religious Studies and Books and Culture.

SIDELIGHTS: C. Stephen Evans once told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to contribute to the development of Christian philosophy."