Dr. W. Paul Franks

Title & Contact Info

Vice-President Academic and Dean of Undergraduate Studies

 Email: pfranks [at] tyndale.ca
 Phone: 416.226.6620 ext. 6782
 Personal Website

Academic Credentials

PhD, University of Oklahoma, 2012
MA, Biola University, 2004
BS, Southwestern Assemblies of God University, 2002

Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of religion and ethics


Dr. Franks joined the Tyndale Philosophy faculty in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his dissertation A Rational Problem of Evil: The Coherence of Christian Doctrine with a Broad Free Will Defense. He has published articles in Heythrop Journal, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies, and Sophia. He recently finished editing a book called Explaining Evil: Four Views (featuring a chapter from Tyndale's Dr. Richard Davis) that was released in January of 2019 with Bloomsbury Academic. He is currently working on a new monograph for Pickwick Publications called, Broadening Defenses to the Problem of Evil. Dr. Franks is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and on the Executive committees for the Evangelical Philosophical Society and the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers. Dr. Franks joins the executive leadership team having served almost every academic committee at Tyndale.

Popular Courses

  • Critical Reasoning
  • Christian Apologetics
  • Seminar on the Problem of Evil

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