Geneva College

 

 

Esther L. Meek

Esther MeekOffice Phone: 724-847-5232
emeek@geneva.edu
emeek@longingtoknow.com   
Personal Web site: www.longingtoknow.com     
Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Esther-Lightcap-Meek/110487169038640

Disciplines/Field of Instruction

  • Philosophy, Humanities, Honors

Degrees Received

  • Ph.D., Philosophy, Temple University, 1985 (Dissertation: Contact with Reality: An Examination of Realism in the Work of Michael Polanyi (Joseph Margolis, supervisor))
  • M.A., Humanities/Philosophy, Western Kentucky University, 1976
  • B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies/Philosophy, Cedarville College, 1975

Courses Taught

  • PHI 310 - Christian Understanding of Life (every semester)
  • HUM 303 - Perspectives: Faith, Culture, Identity (every semester)
  • PHI 110 - Introduction to Philosophy (every Fall)
  • PHI 100 - Logic (every Spring)
  • PHI 206 - Aquinas
  • PHI 305 - Contemporary Philosophy: The Analytic Tradition
  • PHI 306 - Post Modern Philosophers
  • PHI 308 - Contemporary Philosophy: The Continental Tradition
  • PHI 353 - Philosophy of Science
  • PHI 355 - Philosophy for Theology
  • PHI 356 - Knowledge and Reality
  • PHI 410 - Senior Seminar
  • PHI 491 - Women Philosophers

Books

  • The Practices of a Healthy Church: Biblical Strategies for Vibrant Church Life and Ministry, Donald J. MacNair with Esther L. Meek. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing Company (1999).
  • Longing to Know: The Philosophy of Knowledge for Ordinary People. Chicago: Brazos Press, 2003.
  • Loving to Know: Introducing Covenant Epistemology. Eugene, OR: Cascade Press, 2011.
  • A Little Manual for Knowing. Eugene, OR: Cascade Press, 2014.
  • Current project: Contact with Reality: Polanyi’s Realism and its Value for Christian Faith. Cascade Press, forthcoming.

Some Recent Publications

  • “Making the Most of College: Learning With Friends,” Comment, Summer 2007, http://www.wrf.ca/wrf-rd.cfm?linkID=137
  • “Servant Thinking: Polanyian Workings of the Framean Triad.” Speaking the Truth in Love: The Theology of John M. Frame. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R, 2009, 611-27.
  • “Michael Polanyi: Unknown and Untapped.” Comment (Spring 2012) 38-43.
  • “Michael Polanyi and Alvin Plantinga: Help From Beyond the Walls.” Philosophia Christi 14:1 (2012) 57-77.
  • “Longing to Know and Reading the Bible,” Comment (Publication of Work Research Foundation, Canada) http://wrf.ca/comment/article.cfm?ID=181, (March, 2006; republished Fall, 2012)
  • “Review of David Kettle, Western Culture in Gospel Context: Towards the Conversion of the West; Theological Bearings for Mission and Spirituality.” Tradition and Discovery: The Polanyi Society Journal (34:1, 2012-13) 74-76.
  • “Review of Neil Gascoigne and Tim Thorton, Tacit Knowledge.” Notre Dame Philosophical Review, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/44250-tacit-knowledge/.
  • “Love: The Final Epistemic, and Ontology, Too.” Essay for Festschrift in Honor of Jerram Barrs. Crossway, forthcoming.
  • “A Reformed View of Life and Learning: Covenant Epistemology.” Essay submitted for published collection by Eastern University’s Honors College. Grand Rapids: Baker Books, forthcoming.
  • “Review of Neil Gascoigne and Tim Thorton, Tacit Knowledge.” Notre Dame Philosophical Review, http://ndpr.nd.edu/news/44250-tacit-knowledge/.
  • Interview with Ken Myers, Mars Hill Audio Journal, April 2014 (forthcoming).

Current Projects

  • Contact with Reality: Polanyi’s Realism and its Value for Christian Faith. Cascade Press, forthcoming. Thirty years after its completion, I am updating and revising my dissertation for publication.
  • Fuller Seminary’s Lesslie Newbigin Conference, November 11-13, 2014. I am preparing a talk for this event.

Affiliations, e.g., membership in professional organizations

  • Evangelical Philosophical Society (2004-present)
  • Society of Christian Philosophers (2002-present)
  • Polanyi Society (1990-present; member of Board)

Other Professional and Community Service

  • Vice-Chair, Board of Aliquippa Impact, Aliquippa, PA
  • Advisory Council, Uncommon Grounds Café, Aliquippa, PA
  • Visiting Professor of Apologetics, Redeemer Theological Seminary, Dallas, TX

 

Point of Excellence

Students have opportunities for enrichment and networking through Geneva’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter.

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Upcoming Events
Dec06
The Genevans Christmas "Glad Tidings" Concert
1st Presbyterian Church, Beaver Falls 7:00 p.m.

ARTS & CULTURE
The Genevans welcomes Christmas season with “Glad Tidings!”
The ensemble will perform its annual Christmas concerts on Dec. 5 and 6.
CURRENT STUDENTS
Geneva vocalists perform well at Tri-State competition
Five music majors competed against peers from PA, OH and WV.
ARTS & CULTURE
Geneva Reading Series: Nostalgia
Literary and musical talent will be on display on Wed., Nov. 19 at 7 p.m.
ATHLETICS
Cornuet remembers brother with help from football
Reprinted with permission from the Beaver County Times.
ATHLETICS
Athletic Department adds three programs
Geneva’s list of varsity sports expands to include Men’s and Women’s Golf and Men’s Tennis.