Christopher Libby,

Associate Professor of Religion & Philosophy
Ferguson Center, Room 212
(660) 831-4206

Dr. Christopher Libby received a B.A. in Institutions and Policy (an interdisciplinary degree combining Philosophy, Politics, and Economics) from William Jewell College, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Colorado-Boulder, and an M.T.S. in Theology and Ph.D. in Religion from Emory University.

Prior to arriving at Valley in 2011, Dr. Libby taught at a number of institutions, including Augustana College (IL), Memphis Theological Seminary, and William Jewell College.

His scholarly and teaching interests focus primarily on ethical issues in philosophy and theology. His presentations and publications have dealt with the relationship between truth and ethical commitments, ecclesiological responses to secularization, ethical dimensions of health care policy, and the political philosophy of Michael Walzer, among other topics. His work has appeared in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics, the International Journal of Public Theology, the Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, and the Journal of Religion, Media, and Digital Culture. His book project, Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice: Retrieving the Biblical Vision of Justice and Peace in Contemporary Context, is currently under contract with Lexington Books.

Dr. Libby serves as faculty advisor for Alpha Chi Honor Society.