Dr. Franks joined the Tyndale philosophy faculty in the Fall 2008 from the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his dissertation, A Rational Problem of Evil: The Coherence of Christian Doctrine with a Broad Free Will Defense.
In addition to his work on the problem of evil, he has interests in petitionary prayer, the doctrine of original sin, pentecostal philosophy, and a budding interest in Plato. Dr. Franks has published articles in Enrichment Journal, Heythrop Journal, Philo, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies and Sophia. He is also a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers, the Evangelical Philosophical Society, and the Society for Pentecostal Studies. He also contributes to Every Thought Captive, the Tyndale Philosophy Department blog.
Associate Professor of Philosophy
Ph.D. University of Oklahoma
M.A. Biola University
B.S. Southwestern Assemblies of
Areas of Specialty:
Philosophy of Religion
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