Ross D. Inman

Associate Professor of Philosophy


I currently serve as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. I also have the privilege of being the editor of Philosophia Christi, the academic journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

My academic research to date has focused primarily on metaphysics, philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, analytic theology, and the philosophy of mind and the nature of human persons. I am the author the book Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar: A Neo-Aristotelian Mereology (Routledge, 2018) and my work has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysica, and Philosophia Christi, in addition to edited volumes like the T&T Clark Handbook of Analytic Theology, and The Blackwell Companion to Substance Dualism. I currently teach philosophy at both the master’s and doctoral levels, in addition to great books classes at the College at Southeastern. I am deeply committed to equipping the church in the task of creating a cultural milieu that is increasingly receptive to the truth, goodness, and beauty of the Gospel.

Prior to joining the faculty at Southeastern Seminary, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the department of philosophy at Southwestern Seminary (Fort Worth, TX). I’ve held Templeton Research Fellowships at both the University of Notre Dame, Center for Philosophy of Religion (2013-2014), Saint Louis University (2014-2015) with the Philosophy and Theology of Intellectual Humility Project, and was a visiting scholar at Oxford University working alongside the Power Structuralism in Ancient Ontologies project directed by Anna Marmodoro. I completed a B.A. in Biblical Studies and Philosophy at San Diego Christian College, an M.A. in Philosophy (summa cum laude) and an M.A. in Theology (summa cum laude) from Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. In 2014, I had the honor of being awarded the Marc Sanders Prize in Philosophy of Religion, an award that aims to recognize younger scholars working in the area of philosophy of religion.

I am married to Suzanne, my high school sweetheart, and together we have the joy of raising our three young children Hudson, Declan, and Verity. When I’m not engaged in teaching and writing philosophy, I enjoy traveling, hiking, running, coffee, reading dead theologians, spending precious time with my family, and learning to become a better husband, father, and more faithful follower and student of Jesus of Nazareth.



BA, Philosophy and Biblical Studies, San Diego Christian College
MA, Philosophy, Biola University
MA, Theology, Biola University
PhD, Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin

Books by Dr. Inman

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Substance and the Fundamentality of the Familiar

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Christian Philosophy as a Way of Life

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