Dr Brendan SweetmanDr Brendan Sweetman

Professor of Philosophy and Sullivan Chair in Philosophy
Rockhurst University, in Kansas City, Missouri

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Dr Brendan Sweetman is a teacher, philosopher and writer. From Dublin, Ireland, he is Professor of Philosophy and holds the Sullivan Chair in Philosophy at Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Missouri, USA. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Evolution, Chance, and God (Bloomsbury, 2015), Religion and Science: An Introduction (Continuum, 2010), Religion: Key Concepts in Philosophy (Continuum, 2007), The Vision of Gabriel Marcel (Brill, 2008), Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square (InterVarsity, 2006), and Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology (Oxford U.P., 1992). He has published more than one hundred articles and critical reviews in a variety of journals, collections, and reference works, including International Philosophical Quarterly, American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly, Faith and Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Philosophical Quarterly, Review of Metaphysics, The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Encyclopedia Britannica, New Catholic Encyclopedia, and the American National Biography. Dr Sweetman has been a Visiting Scholar and Keynote Speaker at several universities and colleges in the U.S., and, internationally, has given lectures in many countries. He is the current President of the Gabriel Marcel Society, Vice-President for North America of World Conference of Catholic University Institutions of Philosophy (COMIUCAP), a member of the “Think Tank” on Religious Leadership, Civil Discourse and Democracy, at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University, and the editor of Marcel Studies. His books and articles have been translated into several languages, including Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

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Religion, Philosophy & History Interests

Christianity-Catholicism, Ethics, History of Religion, History of Science, Philosophy of Religion, Theology

Science & Technology Interests

Cosmology, Evolution, Genetics, Human Origins, Neuroscience




Evolution, Chance, and God

Bloomsbury 2015

Religion and Science: An Introduction

Continuum 2010

Religion: Key Concepts in Philosophy

Continuum 2007

(Ed.) Philosophical Thinking and the Religious Context

Bloomsbury 2013

Why Politics Needs Religion: The Place of Religious Arguments in the Public Square

InterVarsity Press 2006

The Vision of Gabriel Marcel

Brill 2008

Dictionary of Christianity and Science

Zondervan 2017
Co-authors: Paul Copan et al