Dr. Phillip Cary

Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Phillip CaryScholar-in-Residence, Templeton Honors College
(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

Phillip Cary (Ph.D., Yale University 1994) is Professor of Philosophy at Eastern University and Scholar-in-Residence at the Templeton Honors College.

Phillip Cary’s┬áspecialty is the history of Christian thought, with particular focus on Augustine and Luther. He is perhaps best known for his book Good News for Anxious Christians, along with his lecture series published by The Great Courses, including courses on Augustine, Luther, the History of Christian Theology, and Philosophy and Religion in the West. In addition to numerous articles and reviews, he has published three books on Augustine with Oxford University Press (Augustine’s Invention of the Inner Self, 2000; Inner Grace, 2008; and Outward Signs, 2008), as well as co-editing Augustine and Philosophy (Rowman & Littlefield, 2010). Another area of interest is theological exegesis, where he has contributed a commentary on the book of Jonah (Brazos Press, 2008).