Kevin Corcoran

Watch a video about Prof. Corcoran's popular Interim course, Pubs, Clubs, and Alternative WorshipAlso, see what Prof. Corcoran has published in Books and Culture magazine (here and here) and read an exchange between him and author John Piper.


  • PhD, Philosophy, Purdue University, 1997
  • MAR, Yale University, 1991 (Honors)
  • BA, University of Maryland Baltimore County, 1988 (magna cum laude)

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Academic interests

  • Metaphysics
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • Emerging Church
  • Philosophy for the Public

Selected publications


In Process: Incurably Human.

Christ and Postmodern Culture (Baker Academic, forthcoming). Co-authored with Scot McKnight, Pete Rollins and Jason Clark.

Rethinking Human Nature: A Christian Materialist Alternative to the Soul. Baker Academic, 2006.

"Perhaps the most outstanding qualities of this book are its clarity and its generosity. Corcoran is able to present often-complex arguments in ways that folks who are not intimate with these discussions should nonetheless be able to follow. The humility with which he presents and argues for his own case is exemplary."
–Joel B. Green, Fuller Theological Seminary

Soul, Body, and Survival: Essays on the Metaphysics of Human Persons. Cornell University Press, 2001.

Recent Publications/Presentations

"Constitution, Resurrection and Relationality,” in Georg Gasser (Ed.), How Do We Survive our Death? (forthcoming).

"Dualism, Materialism and the problem of Postmortem Survival,” in Kevin Timpe (Ed.), Arguing About Religion (Routledge, 2009).



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