- Assistant Professor of Philosophy
- Email Address
- (620) 229-6059
Dr. Jacob L. Goodson is the Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern College. He holds a M.T.S. degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, specializing in ethics. He holds an M.A. in Religious Studies, specializing in religious philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Philosophical Theology, specializing in the Philosophy of Religion, from the University of Virginia (UVa). He is the author of Narrative Theology and the Hermeneutical Virtues: Humility, Patience, Prudence (Lexington Books, 2015). He has co-edited three books: Rorty and the Religious: Christian Engagements with a Secular Philosopher, with Brad Elliott Stone, (Cascade Books, 2012); The Universe Is Indifferent: Theology, Philosophy, Mad Men, with Ann W. Duncan, (Cascade Press, 2016); and Rorty and the Prophetic: Jewish Engagements with a Secular Philosopher, with Brad Elliott Stone (Lexington Books, 2017). He has published chapters in several books: Sport and Christianity: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, (Routledge, 2012); Corners in the City of God: Philosophy, Theology, and The Wire, (Cascade Press, 2013); Groundless Gods: The Theological Prospects of Postmetaphysical Philosophy, (Pickwick Publications, 2014); Feminist Interpretations of William James, (Penn St. University Press, 2016); and The Oxford Handbook on Secularism (Oxford University Press, 2017). He also serves as the General Editor for The Journal of Scriptural Reasoning. When neither teaching nor writing, Jacob follows the 2016 World Series champions Chicago Cubs and the UVa basketball team. He also plays pickle-ball. His wife, Angela, is a Lutheran Deaconess and serves Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Derby. They have two daughters: Sophia Grace and Seraphina Rose. Sophia loves reading the Harry Potter series, and Seraphina enjoys traveling and watching baseball.