Dr. J.T. Turner
Office: Honors Commons
Address: 316 Boulevard #1066, Anderson, SC 29621
Dr. J. T. Turner is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Anderson University (SC) and its Clamp Divinity School. He holds degrees in philosophy and theology from Liberty University, Erskine College and Seminary, and the University of Edinburgh (his Ph.D.). Along with a number of peer reviewed journal articles, he has published two books: On the Resurrection of the Dead with Routledge Press and theT&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theologywith T&T Clark/Bloomsbury. Additionally, he’s a series editor for Routledge Press’s Routledge Studies in Analytic and Systematic Theology series of monographs.
He specializes in analytic philosophy, particularly metaphysics, and its intersection with Christian systematic theology. In the academy, this research project is known as analytic theology.
Dr. Turner also has a lot of hobbies! He spends maybe too much time watching college football, watching ice hockey, playing golf, and playing Warhammer 40,000 (a table-top war game). He also played ice hockey, once upon a time, having played through his university years as part of the Liberty University men’s ice hockey team (’99 – ’02).
Finally, he’s happily married to Bethany Turner with whom he has a son named James and a west highland terrier named Professor Theophilus (“Theo” for short).
On The Resurrection of the Dead: A New Metaphysics of Afterlife for Christian ThoughtAuthor
Hylemorphism, rigid designators, and the disembodied ‘Jesus’: a call for clarificationReligious Studies
Identity, Incarnation, and the Imago DeiInternational Journal for Philosophy of Religion
Why I teach at AU
I teach philosophy at AU because I think there's a deep connection between the Christian life, Christian education, and philosophical reasoning. Of all the places that should teach philosophy and require it of its students, it's at a Christian university. I teach here because, in part, AU values that insight and actively seeks that it's accomplished.