Department of Classics and Religious Studies
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
242 Andrews Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588-0337
Professor Crawford received his B.A. in philosophy from Haverford College; a M.A. from the Religion Department at Princeton University; and a PhD from the Philosophy Department at the University of Pittsburgh.
His areas of special interest: History of Philosophy and Religious Thought (from Plato to William James to Process Thought); the History of Fundamentalism/Evangelicalism in America; Issues in Science & Religion; American Philosophy.
He has published numerous articles in philosophy and religion journals.
His book, A Thirst for Souls: the Life of Evangelist Percy B. Crawford (1902-1960) (University of Susquehanna Press, 2010) is an objective account of his father’s pioneering role in the use of radio and television for the cause of evangelism in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s.
Most Recent articles: “The Idea of Militancy in American Fundamentalism,” forthcoming in Fundamentalism: Perspectives on a Contested History, eds. Simon A. Wood & David H. Watt (University of South Carolina Press, 2014), 36-54. “Does Evolutionary Science Rule Out the Theistic God? The Johnson-Pennock Debate” in Philosophia Christi, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2003, 167-184.
He is presently Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics & Religious Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1997-2014); prior to that he was Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department at Albright College, Reading PA (1978-1997). He has also taught at Bucknell University and Muhlenberg College