Phillip H. Wiebe

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Phillip H. Wiebe (August 23, 1945 – October 26, 2018) was a Canadian philosopher. He was the Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Professor of Philosophy and former Dean of Arts and Religious Studies at Trinity Western University and its School of Graduate Studies. He was the author of God and Other Spirits and Visions of Jesus, both from Oxford University Press. His primary areas of research were in philosophy of religion and science, and epistemology.[1]


He received a B.A. and M.A.. from the University of Manitoba, and a Ph.D. from the University of Adelaide.

Areas of expertise[edit]

Analytic philosophy; philosophy of religion, religious experience.

  • Some have described Phillip Wiebe as a "Mystical Empiricist."
  • Also a noted Shroud of Turin expert.



  • Wiebe, Phillip H. (1988). Theism in an Age of Science. Lanham, MD: American University Press. ISBN 978-0-819-16820-7. OCLC 17202715.
  • ——— (1997). Visions of Jesus: direct encounters from the New Testament to today. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-195-09750-4. OCLC 35884871.[2][3]
  • ——— (2004). God and Other Spirits: intimations of transcendence in Christian experience. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-195-14012-5. OCLC 52091936.[4][5] According to WorldCat, the book is held in 698 libraries [6]
  • ——— (2014). Visions and appearances of Jesus. Abilene, TX: Leafwood Publishers. ISBN 978-0-891-12608-9. OCLC 868642309.
  • ——— (2015). Intuitive knowing as spiritual experience. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 978-1-137-54948-8. OCLC 907621832.


  1. ^ "Obituary". Retrieved 13 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Library Journal Review". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  3. ^ "Summary". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  4. ^ "Table of contents". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  5. ^ "Summary". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  6. ^ WorldCat book entry. OCLC 61329690.