Ross Inman to join SEBTS faculty

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Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) is pleased to announce Ross Inman will be joining its faculty as associate professor of philosophy on July 1, 2019.

“I am thrilled that God in his providence has brought such an outstanding young scholar to Southeastern Seminary and The College at Southeastern,” said Danny Akin, president of SEBTS.  “Ross Inman joins one of the finest philosophy and apologetics departments anywhere. He and his family are a welcome addition to our seminary family.” 

Inman previously served at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) as associate professor of philosophy, chair of the philosophy department and philosophy and ethics division coordinator for the SWBTS School of Theology. Before teaching at SWBTS, Inman held Templeton Research Fellowships at both the University of Notre Dame (2013-2014) and Saint Louis University (2014-2015). ross and family

“We are excited to welcome Ross Inman and his family to the Southeastern community,” said Keith Whitfield, acting provost, vice president for academic administration, dean of graduate studies and associate professor of theology at SEBTS. “In my first encounter with him, I was struck by how well he fits into our campus culture. Ross is one of the leading young evangelical philosophers who approaches his calling to teach and write with a pastoral disposition and a Great Commission heart.”  

In 2018, Inman published his first book titled, “Substance and Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology,” and he has also written a number of book chapters, articles and reviews. His peer-reviewed article, “Omnipresence and the Location of the Immaterial” was awarded the 2014 Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion. His work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications such as Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Metaphysica and more. 

In 2013, Inman received his Ph.D. from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. A native of San Diego, California, Inman received two Master of Arts degrees in philosophy and theology from Biola University in La Mirada and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and biblical studies from San Diego Christian College in El Cajon in 2009 and 2005, respectively. 

“In 29 years of teaching graduate philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, we have sent around 220 graduates into top Ph.D. programs to get their degrees and be an ambassador of the kingdom on the college/seminary campus,” said J.P. Moreland, distinguished professor of philosophy at the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. “Ross Inman is among the top three students I have ever taught.  He is a brilliant Christian philosopher with a passion for Jesus, his kingdom and the inerrant word.  He is equipped and fervent about training a new generation to be able to winsomely and intelligently speak a biblical worldview into the cultural chaos all around us.  Ross is a man of integrity and SEBTS will greatly benefit from his presence on the faculty.” 

Inman is an active member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, where he currently serves as editor of its biannual journal, Philosophia Christi, and he served as an Executive Committee member from 2013-2016. He also participates as a member of The American Philosophical Association and the Society for Christian Philosophers.  

Inman is married to his wife, Suzanne, and they have three children: Hudson, Declan and Verity.


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