Dr. Christopher Libby
Dean of Honors College
Alpha Chi Sponsor
Dr. Christopher Libby is professor of religion and philosophy, co-chair of the Division of Communications, Humanities, and Human Services, and faculty sponsor for Alpha Chi Honor Society. He has taught at Valley since 2011. Prior to coming to MVC, Libby taught at William Jewell College (where he continues to teach on a part-time basis), Augustana College and Memphis Theological Seminary. At Valley, he regularly teaches philosophical ethics, biomedical ethics, and the ethics of war and peace, among other courses.
Libby’s teaching and scholarship are focused broadly on theoretical and applied ethical issues that arise at the intersection of philosophy and theology. His publications include the book Truth, Community, and the Prophetic Voice: Michael Walzer, Stanley Hauerwas, and Cornel West on Justice and Peace (Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2018), as well as a number of contributions to journals, including “Rorty or Kierkegaard: Social Amelioration, Truth, and the Ground of Cornel West’s Normative Commitments,” International Journal of Public Theology 5, no. 2 (2011): 165-86; and a review of Andrew Linzey, Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, Theology, and Practical Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009) in Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture 4, no., 1 (Spring 2010): 88-90.