Keith Yandell

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Keith Yandell is a philosopher of religion who has become notable by his teaching and his writings.


Yandell began teaching in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1966. He had become the Julius R. Weinberg Professor of Philosophy when he retired in 2011.[1]

After his retirement from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Yandell became an Affiliate Professor of Philosophy at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL.[2]


Yandell earned a BA and an MA from Wayne State University. He received a PhD from, Ohio State University.[3] His fields of expertise include: History of Modern Philosophy, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Religion, Ethics, Indian Philosophy.


Yandell has over 60 articles and reviews in journals listed in EBSCO. His books including those co-authored or edited follow:
Free Will and Evil (Wayne State, 1960)
Metaphysical Systems and Decision Procedures (Ohio State, 1966)
Basic Issues in the Philosophy of Religion (Allyn and Bacon, 1971)
Problems in Philosophical Inquiry: Theory of Knowledge (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971)
Metaphysics (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1971)
God, Man, and Religion (McGraw-Hill, 1973)
Christianity and Philosophy (Eerdmans, 1984)
Hume's Inexplicable Mystery: His Views on Religion (Temple University, 1990)
The Epistemology of Religious Experience (Cambridge University Press, 1994)
Philosophy of Religion: A Contemporary Introduction (Routledge, 1999)
Religion and Public Culture: Encounters and Identities in Modern South India (Routledge, 2000)
Faith and Narrative (Oxford University Press, 2001)
Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal (InterVarsity Press/Paternoster, 2009)
Spirituality Without God?: Buddhist Enlightenment and Christian Salvation (Paternoster, 2009)
The Soul (Defence of the Evidential Value of) (Ashgate, 2015)

  • In addition to books, Yandell has published essays on Anselm, miracles, and religious language; as well as a series of articles on the problem of evil; a series of articles on the epistemic status of religious experience; a series of articles on Hume's philosophy of religion; a series of articles on the supposed ineffability of religious beings or experiences; a series of articles on Indian philosophy; and a series of articles on religion and morality. He is currently working on metaphysical issues in the philosophy of religion and on religious pluralism.