Our Philosophy & Worldviews program is Christ-centered and emphasizes a Biblical worldview. Our faculty provides a broad foundation in philosophy and various theologies—bringing wide-ranging expertise and passion for the work.


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Dr. Mark Wells
Professor of Ethics and Philosophy 

Dr. Mark Wells is a graduate of Friends University (B.A.), Fuller Theological Seminary (M.A.T.), and Baylor University (Ph.D.).  

He came to Montreat College in August 2006 with several years of experience teaching philosophy, ethics, theology, and leadership studies, and currently working on a book of essays on Christ-centered servant-leadership. His philosophical and theological interests include classical philosophy, apologetics, ontology, the theology of worship, and theological anthropology. Dr. Wells is keenly interested in the theology of Dietrich Bonheoffer and the Swiss Reformed theologian Karl Barth. He spent the summer of 2007 on a fellowship as a visiting scholar at St. Olaf College studying and writing on the works of Soren Kierkegaard. He has also done a great deal of work on the early Church Fathers and creeds of Christendom.

Dr. Wells grew up in Seattle, Washington and he comes from a large family—three brothers and three sisters—so family is very important to him. Married to his wife, Julie, in 1993, he now has two boys—Austin and Caleb. In his spare time, Dr. Wells enjoys running, singing, soccer, hiking, and reading classic novels, and attending concerts, ballets, operas, and sporting events.


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