Bruce A. Little 1009 Caladium Drive Wake Forest, North Carolina Tel: 919- 761-2142 Office Email: [email protected]
Senior Professor of Philosophy Director of the Francis A. Schaeffer Collection Organizer of the Francis A. Schaeffer Society Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Wake Forest, NC
Personal: Date of birth: 4/30/45 Education Doctorate
Masters Masters Bachelors
1988 1985 1981
Ph.D – Philosophy Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary – Wake Forest, NC Doctor of Ministry (Apologetics) – Columbia Biblical Seminary, Columbia, SC Religion, Liberty University – Lynchburg, Va. Apologetics & Philosophy – Liberty University Religious Education (Pre-Seminary) Baptist Bible College of PA – Clarks Summit, PA
Citations and Awards 1985 1981 2007 2008 2014
Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges Jonathan Edwards Award for Outstanding Essay in Philosophy Doctor Honoris Causa conferred by Universitatea Constantin Brâncuş, Târgu-Jiu, Romania for cultural/academic work done in Eastern Europe since 1995. Excellence in Teaching Award—Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary Certificate of Excellence for The Promotion of Moral Values and Christian Ethics—University of Craiova, Romania—Center for International Relations Studies.
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Additional Education 1995 (Summer)
Intensive Bioethics Course Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL
American Christianity—Duke University Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
American Christianity—University of North Carolina (Graduate) Chapel Hill, NC
Historical Geography of the Land—Summer Undergraduate/Graduate Programs Institute of Holy Land Studies, Jerusalem, Israel
Professional Experience 2016 – Present
Visiting Professor at Ostrog National University, Ostrog, Ukraine.
Director of the Cambridge Scholars Network, Cambridge, England.
Organizer of the Francis A. Schaeffer Society at SEBTS
Organizer of European Philosophers Network with the European Leadership Forum
Director of the Francis A. Schaeffer Collection at the library of SEBTS
Adjunct Professor of Philosophy TCMI Vienna, Austria
Director of the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at SEBTS
Served on the executive council of the Evangelical Philosophical Society
Associate Dean of the Theology Area at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
Senior Professor of Philosophy Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
Adjunct Professor – Philosophy of Religion Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
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Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. L. Russ Bush at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
1986 - 2000
Adjunct Professor of Biblical Studies Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem, NC Courses: Introduction to Ethics, Bioethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Theism, Contemporary Theology, Apologetics, Counseling
Served as pastor in New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, North Carolina and assisted in starting three churches.
Academic Experience 2001 –Present
Courses taught: Apologetics; Epistemology; Christian Evidences; Christian Faith and the Arts; Christianity and Culture; The Problem of Evil; Introduction to Philosophy; Critical Thinking; Coherence of Theism.
Supervise MA; ThM; PhD students
Designed the MDiv Apologetics program at SEBTS
Designed the MA (Philosophy of Religion) program at SEBTS
Publications Books: God and Evil, Chad Meister and James Dew, eds. (InterVarsity Press, 2013). Contributed a chapter. Defending the Faith and Engaging Culture: Essays in Honor of Dr. L. Russ Bush (editor) (Broadman & Holman, 2011) Francis A Schaeffer: A Mind and Heart for God, (editor) (P & R Publishing, 2010) God, Why this Evil? (Hamilton Books, 2010) Whosoever Will: A Biblical-Theological Critique of Calvinism (Broadman & Holman, 2010). Contributed a chapter. Evidence for God: 50 Arguments for Faith from the Bible, History, Philosophy, and Science, William A. Dembski and Michael R. Licona, eds. (Baker, 2010). Contributed two articles. A Creation-Order Theodicy: God and Gratuitous Evil (University Press of America, 2004). The Importance of Religious Values for Cultural Development. Authored with Dr. Felix Lazarev Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Tavricheskiy National University in Simferopol, Ukraine). Russian Only
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Intervarsity’s New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics (2005). Two articles (Thomas à Kempis and A Course In Miracles). Religion for Life. Authored with Anatoliy S. Filatov, Head of the Center of Ethnic-Social Research attached to the Chair of Political Science and Sociology of the Tavricheskiy National University, Simferopol, Ukraine. (2003) Russian only. Religious Epistemology: Problems and Spirit. Authored with Dr. Felix Lazarev Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Tavricheskiy National University in Simferopol, Ukraine. (1999) Russian only. The Many Sides of Man. Authored with Dr. Felix Lazarev Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Tavricheskiy National University in Simferopol, Ukraine; Simferopol National University. (2001) Russian only. Articles: “What is a Human Being: Does It Matter?” Dialogue and Universalism (vol xxv, No 1/2015). Published by the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Philosophy for Dialogue Foundation. 2015. “Cultural Engagers vs Culture Makers.” Christianity and the Academy. Vol 12//2015. 2015. “The Idea of Progress and Christian Cultural Engagement.” Christianity and the Academy. Vol 11//2014. 2014. “Francis A. Schaeffer”, Credo magazine, September 2012. “Francis A. Schaeffer”, The Gospel and Culture, Cambridge, England. May 2010. “Can Justice Exist Apart From Truth?” Drept Şi Societate, Universitatea “Constantin Brancuşi” Din Targu-Jiu. Facultatea De Ştiinte Juridice. Nr, Tagu Jiu, Romania. 2/2/2007. “The Necessity of Religious Values for Cultural Stability.” Filosofie, Analele Universitǎţii Craiova, Nr.19/2007. “Theology Engaging Culture.” Outlook Magazine, Spring 2007. "Christian Education, World Views and Post-Modernity's Challenge.” Journal of Evangelical Theological Society, Fall 1997. “Religious Epistemology: A Christian Perspective.” Published in Simferopol, Crimea, Ukraine, May 1996. "Teaching Philosophy in a Bible College: Retraining the Evangelical Mind." Faculty Dialogue, Spring 1996. "Philosophical Considerations for Christian Morality” Ethics & Medicine, Spring 1996.
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"The Hebrew Concept of Nature and the Matter of Miracles." Bulletin of the Evangelical Philosophical Society, 1985.
Thesis and Dissertation: "Apologetics and the Apostle Paul in the Book of Acts." Master's Thesis. Liberty University 1985, University Library. "Handbook on Apologetics." Doctoral Dissertation-Project, 1992. Columbia International University - Columbia Biblical Seminary, University Library. “A Critical Analysis of Contemporary ‘Greater-Good’ Theodicies with Special Attention Given to Gratuitous Evil.” Doctoral Dissertation, 2000. Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Seminary Library. Book Reviews: Numerous book reviews have been written for various journals. Recent Papers Presented Christianity and the Future of our Societies Conference: “The Idea of Progress and Its Consequence for Humanity” at the Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven, Belgium – 2016 (accepted for publication) The 10th World Congress of the International Society for Universal Dialogue: “What Is a Human Being and Why It Is Important” – July 2014 (accepted for publication) Christianity and the Academy Conference: “Education the Idea of Progress and Christian Cultural Engagement” – March 2014 (accepted for publication) Professional Organizations Evangelical Theological Society Evangelical Philosophical Society International Society for Universal Dialogue Media Ecology Association Professional Services Visiting Professor Teaching • Taught a one-week course on Problem of Evil at Luther Rice, Atlanta, GA. • Taught a two-week course on The Development of the Western Mind at Ostrog Natural University in Ostrog, Ukraine – October 2016. • Taught two- and one-week courses on Apologetics at Haus Edelweiss (TCMI) in Vienna, Austria (June 2005, 2007, 2010, 2014, 2017).
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Taught a one-week PhD seminar in Theological Method at Jos Evangelical Theological Seminary, Jos Nigeria, January 2016. Taught one-week MDiv course in Epistemology at Jos Evangelical Theological Seminary, Jos Nigeria, January 2009. Taught two-week courses on Christian Faith and the Arts, Critical Thinking and Development of the Western Mind at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary Penang, Malaysia. Taught two-week course in Christian Faith and the Arts at the AG Bible College in Kaula Lumpur, Malaysia. Taught a one-week course on Epistemology at YWAM Worldview School in Norway – 2006. Taught a one-week course on Epistemology at YWAM Worldview School in Germany – 2006. Taught a one-week course on Epistemology at YWAM Worldview School in Medias, Romania. April 2002 and 2005. Taught annually two-week courses on Epistemology at YWAM Worldview School in Wiler, Switzerland, August 2002 – 2013.
Workshops • Workshops and seminars at European Leadership Forum, Eger, Hungary and Wisla, Poland (2003 – Present). • Workshops and plenary speaker at the Eastern European Leadership Forum in Kiev, Ukraine (2014-present) • Workshops at L’Abr Conference in Rochester, MI (2010, 2016). • Numerous workshops/conferences on apologetics at SEBTS and throughout the United States. Lectures • Lectures in six major universities in Ukraine from Kiev to Lviv, Spring 2016. • One-week lectures at the Cambridge Scholars Network, Cambridge, England (2010 - Present). • Annual lectures at Universitatea Constantin Brâncuş, Târgu-Jiu, Romania – 2007-2012. • Annual lectures at University of Craiova, Craiova, Romania (2007- Present). • Lecture on Problem of Evil at Duke University (2009) and NC State (2010). • Lecture on Religion and the State at University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria (2008). • Lectures (annually) at Danube University in Galati, Romania (2013-15). • Speaker at International Conference: “Man and His Worldview” in Simferopol and Yalta, Ukraine (each conference was one week: 1995 – 2009). Debates • •
Public Debate with atheist Walter Sinnott-Armstrong at Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC 2006. Public Debate with atheist Dr. Jesseph, Wake Forest, North Carolina (November 2001).
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Other • Director and main speaker at the Persuasive Evangelism Initiative for European Leadership Forum (2017). • Conducted approximately 30 interviews with people from Europe and United States who knew and worked with Francis A. Schaeffer as part of developing an oral history of the legacy of Francis Schaeffer. • Organized and directed the European Christian Philosophers Network for European Leadership Forum (2012-15). • Year-Round Mentorship in Apologetics for Christian Leaders in Europe (2010present). • Editorial Advisory Board for Collegiate Press, San Diego, California, 1993.
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