Dr. Phil Cary

Professor of Philosophy, EU

Scholar-in-Residence, THC
(610) 341-5928


  • Ph.D., Yale University: Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • M.A., Yale University: Philosophy
  • B.A., Washington University, St. Louis: English Literature and Philosophy

Professor Cary has taught at Yale University, the University of Connecticut, and the University of Hartford. He also taught seminars on ancient, medieval, and Renaissance thought, and on modern thought as the Arthur J. Ennis Post-Doctoral Fellow at Villanova University.

At Eastern, Dr. Cary is the Professor of Philosophy and Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College. Dr. Cary teaches the year-long Western Civilization seminar taken by all first year students of the THC. The seminar focuses on intensive(rather than extensive) reading of writings that have formed the Western tradition, including those by Plato, Aristotle, Augustine,Dante, Shakespeare, Descartes, Austen, Nietzsche and Flannery O’Connor. Dr. Cary is a philosopher and theologian known for his many taped lecture series published by The Teaching Company,including Great Minds of the West, Martin Luther: Law,Gospel and Reformation, and The History of Christian Theology.

Professor Cary has also authored three books about Augustine published by Oxford University Press and a commentary on the book of Jonah published by Brazos press. Dr. Cary also recently completed Good News for Anxious Christians, and is currently working on a book about the meaning of Protestant theology.

To view the table of contents and read an excerpt from “Good News for Anxious Christians”, click here.

Read Dr. Cary’s talk on Reading the Canaanite Genocide.

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