Christopher Libby, Ph.D.viking

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

Dr. Christopher Libby received a B.A. in Institutions and Policy (an interdisciplinary program 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.

His scholarly presentations and publications have focused on an array of issues and problems in philosophy and theology, including essays dealing with the relationship between truth and ethical commitments, ecclesiological responses to secularization, and ethical dimensions of health care policy. His work has appeared, or is scheduled to appear, in a variety of academic journals, including the Journal of the Society of Christain 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.

He is currently working on a journal article examining depictions of “prophetic peaceableness” in the paintings of Edward Hicks, and a book project dealing with contemporary philosophical and religious expressions of the prophetic voice in the work of Michael Walzer, Stanley Hauerwas, and Cornel West.

Prior to arrival at Valley in 2011, Dr. Libby taught at a number of institutions, including Augustana College (IL), Memphis Theological Seminary, and William Jewell College. He is faculty advisor for Alpha Chi Honor Society.