University of Oklahoma

George Lynn Cross Research Professor of Philosophy

Kingfisher College Chair
of the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

Ph.D. Univ. of Calif., Los Angeles

M.A. University of Calif., Berkeley

B.A. Stanford University


Recent and forthcoming named lectureships:

Wilde Lectures in Natural Theology, Oxford University, spring 2010. Topic: Epistemic authority and epistemic autonomy in religious belief.

Bitar Lectures, Geneva College, April 2-3, 2008.

McCarthy Lectureship in Philosophy, GregorianUniversity, Rome, Feb-April 2006

Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship of Philosophy, 2005-6 . http://casweb.ou.edu/home/news/spotlight/spotlight_lzagzebski.htm



President, Society of Christian Philosophers, 2005-8

President, American Catholic Philosophical Association, 1996-7.

Former academic position: Department of Philosophy, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles 1979-1999; Department Chair 1995-99.


I work primarily in philosophy of religion, epistemology, and ethics. Research in recent years is mainly at the intersection of ethics and epistemology, religious epistemology, religious ethics, virtue theory, and the varieties of fatalism.

Some recent papers

"Omnisubjectivity," Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion.

"The Quantitative Problem of Evil: the C.S. Lewis Approach," co-authored with Joshua Seachris, International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

"Epistemic and Ethical Egoism and the Ideal of Autonomy," Episteme: A Journal of Social Epistemology.



On Epistemology (Wadsworth, 2008).

Philosophy of Religion: A Historical Introduction (Blackwell 2007).

Divine Motivation Theory  (Cambridge University Press, 2004).

Intellectual Virtue: Perspectives from Ethics and Epistemology, edited with Michael De Paul (Oxford University Press, 2003).

Virtue Epistemology: Essays on Epistemic Virtue and Responsibility, edited with Abrol Fairweather (Oxford University Press, 2001).

Virtues of the Mind (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

The Dilemma of Freedom and Foreknowledge (Oxford University Press, 1991)

Rational Faith: Catholic Responses to Reformed Epistemology (edited), (University of Notre Dame Press, 1993).

Readings in Philosophy of Religion: Ancient to Contemporary, edited with Timothy D. Miller, forthcoming, Blackwell. Table of Contents