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Angus Menuge

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Angus Menuge

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Bio

Angus Menuge is professor and chair of philosophy at Concordia University Wisconsin and President of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.  Menuge is author or editor of many journal articles, book chapters and encyclopedia articles on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, human rights, and apologetics. 
He has broad interests in philosophical and theological anthropology, including the case for the soul and the case against various forms of materialism espoused inside and outside the church. 
He is editor of several books, including Reading God's World (Concordia Academic Press, 2004), Legitimizing Human Rights (Ashgate, 2013), Religious Liberty and the Law (Routledge, 2017), and, with J. P. Moreland and Jonathan Loose, The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism (Blackwell, 2018).  Menuge is the author of Agents Under Fire: Materialism and the Rationality of Science (Rowman and Littlefield, 2004), and currently working on a successor volume, Agents Unbound: The Powers of Rational Beings.

Testimony

As an English teenager, I did not attend church and drifted away from what little I knew of Christianity as a child.  My conversion to Christianity occurred when I was in graduate school, as a result of several interacting factors: (1) dissatisfaction for the unquestioned naturalism assumed in my graduate seminars, despite its failure to provide persuasive accounts of the mind; (2) my fiance took me to church and I found a new receptivity to God's Word; (3) my discovery of C. S. Lewis's theological books, and the great riches of Lutheran theology.  These factors affected all of me, mind, body, and spirit, and I agreed to go through adult confirmation classes before getting married.  After that, I read a great deal of theology, and my first 2 edited collections were heavily theological.  Returning to philosophy, I saw that a Christian foundation made more sense of all of the major areas of philosophy, and devoted my career to trying to show others that this is the case.

Education

  • University of Warwick: BA in Philosophy (First Class Honors) (1985) 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: MA in Philosophy (1987) 
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison: Ph.D. in Philosophy (1989) 
  • International Academy of Apologetics, Evangelism and Human Rights: Diploma in Christian Apologetics,  (2003)