Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Christian Apologetics, Chair of Philosophy and Cultural Studies Division
Dr. Gould’s research and writing focuses primarily in the areas of Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophical Theology and the relationship between Faith and Scholarship. In addition to numerous articles and essays, he is the editor or co-editor of Beyond the Control of God? Six Views on the Problem of God and Abstract Objects (Bloomsbury, 2014), Is Faith in God Reasonable? Debates in Philosophy, Science and Rhetoric (Routledge, 2014), Loving God with Your Mind: Essays in Honor of J. P. Moreland (Moody, 2014), and The Two Tasks of the Christian Scholar: Redeeming the Soul, Redeeming the Mind (Crossway, 2007). He is currently working on the metaphysics of creation as well as a book on ideas and the gospel.
Dr. Gould was on staff with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) for 16 years prior to joining Southwestern Seminary, and is a frequent speaker at universities around the country on issues related to philosophy and apologetics. He has a Masters in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology and a PhD in Philosophy from Purdue University. He is married to Ethel and has four children. When he's not reading philosophy or theology books, you can find him spending time with his family, running, or watching a good movie. You can explore his website at www.paul-gould.com, where he regularly blogs about a brilliant and beautiful Christ.