My name is Tim Pawl. I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, MN. I work on metaphysics and philosophical theology. In metaphysics I work on truthmaker theory, modality, and free will. In philosophical theology, I have published on transubstantiation, Christology, and divine immutability. Some places where my work has appeared include: The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Faith and Philosophy, and Oxford Studies in Philosophy of Religion. A listing of my publications is available on my PhilPapers Profile.
I published a monograph in the Oxford Studies in Analytic Theology series, entitled In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay. In that book I argue that the philosophical objections to the traditional Christian doctrine of the incarnation fail.
I was recently awarded an Academic Cross Training Grant from the John Templeton Foundation for the 2018-2021 academic years. During that time, I will be studying psychology with an eye toward seeing the evidential confirmation or disconfirmation that contemporary psychology lends to the great works of Christian Moral Perfection (e.g., The Spiritual Combat; The Imitation of Christ). I led a grant with Gloria Frost called The Classical Theism Project and another with Kevin Timpe called Exploring the Interim State Writing Workshop.
I am the husband of another philosopher: her name is Faith Glavey Pawl. I am the proud father of one son and four daughters.