Jordan Steffaniak

Jordan Steffaniak

Department of Philosophy
Doctoral researcher

Contact details

PhD title: Conciliar Christology and the Philosophy of Mind: A New Defense of Anthropological Materialism
Supervisors: Dr Nikk Effingham and Professor Yujin Nagasawa
PhD Philosophy


  • BA (Pastoral Leadership), Liberty University
  • MDiv, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • ThM (Philosophy), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary


Jordan Steffaniak is co-Founder and co-host of the London Lyceum. He also serves as the producer and editor for their annual journal Theologia Viatorum. He is a Research Fellow for the Center for Faith and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a wonderful wife and two sons. He also works in the financial industry as a business intelligence analyst.


My research focuses on the claims of Conciliar Christology and their implications for various topics in the Philosophy of Mind. Many recent works have set out to defend dualism in contrast to materialism about human persons because of Christian doctrine, but I attempt to defend materialism as a viable alternative for those committed to the ecumenical creeds and the Christology set forth within.



  • Reforming the Baptist Tradition: A Retrieval of the Reformed Tradition for Baptist Renewal (H&E Publishing), anticipated 2024.

Book chapters

  • Dew Jr., James K. and Jordan L. Steffaniak, “Alister E. McGrath: Scientist and Theologian as Apologist.” In The History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction. Edited by Benjamin K. Forrest, Joshua D. Chatraw, and Alister E. McGrath. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2020.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

  • Hollingsworth, Andrew and Jordan L. Steffaniak, “Craig Carter on Creatio ex Nihilo and Classical Theism: Some Objections,” Philosophia Christi, (forthcoming 2022).
  • “Saving Masculinity and Femininity from the Morgue: A Defense of Gender Essentialism,” Southeastern Theological Review, 12, no. 1 (2021): 15-35.
  • The God of All Creation: A Critique of Evangelical Biblicism and Recovery of Perfect Being Theology,” Journal of Reformed Theology, 14, no. 4 (2020): 358-80. 
  • Multi-Church? Analytic Reflections on the Metaphysics of Multi-site and Multi-Service Ecclesiology,” TheoLogica: An International Journal for Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, 4, no. 1 (2020): 1-27. 
  • “Reforming Credobaptism: A Westminster Alternative for Baptist Identity,” The Journal of Biblical and Theological Studies, 4, no. 2 (2019): 280-300.
  • “Participation in the Divine: The Method and Content of the Religious Epistemology of Jonathan Edwards,” Jonathan Edwards Studies, 9, no. 1 (2019): 63-83.
  • “Ruled Knowing and the Problem of Evil: Is Free Will Theism Necessary?” Reformed Theological Review, 77, no. 3 (December 2018): 148-71.
  • “Bound by the Word: John Calvin’s Religious Epistemology,” Puritan Reformed Journal, 10, no. 2 (July 2018): 120-36. 

Magazine articles

  • “The God of All Creation: Retrieving the Right Doctrine of Sola Scriptura,” Modern Reformation, 31, no. 3 (forthcoming June 2022)