Professor Brian Leftow

Professor Brian Leftow
Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion
Professor
Brian
Leftow
MA, PhD Yale

I'm the Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion. Born in 1956, I'm a native of New York City, where I also taught for 17 years at Fordham University.

I took up this Chair in 2003. Outside interests include jazz, American football, theatre and cinema. I also play the drums, but this counts as anti-social behavior in my current neighborhood.

Research interests

Research interests include: philosophical theology, metaphysics and medieval philosophy.

Selected publications

Books:

"Anselm on God", (Oxford: OUP, forthcoming).

"Aquinas on Metaphysics: Matter, Parts and Number", (NY: OUP, forthcoming).

"God and Necessity", (Oxford: OUP, 2012).

"Time and Eternity", (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991).

Edited Books:

"Aquinas: Questions on God", (with Brian Davies) (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

"The Cambridge Companion to Anselm", (with Brian Davies) (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Articles:

“Tempting God,” Faith and Philosophy, forthcoming.

“Against Materialist Christology,” in Colin Ruloff and Gerald O’Collins, eds., Reason and Christian Belief (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming).

“God’s Deontic Perfection,” Res Philosophica 90 (2013), 69-95.

“Time-travel and the Trinity,” Faith and Philosophy July 2012.

“On Hasker on Leftow on Hasker on Leftow,” Faith and Philosophy July 2012.

"Aquinas on Impassibility, Immutability and Eternity," in Eleonore Stump and Brian Davies, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 173-186.

"Aquinas on Omnipotence," in Eleonore Stump and Brian Davies, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Aquinas (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), 187-195.

“One Step Toward God,” Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplement 68 (2011), 67-104.

“Composition and Christology”, Faith and Philosophy 28 (2011), 310-322.

“Why Perfect Being Theology?”, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 69 (2011), 103-118.