Timothy Knepper is a professor of philosophy at Drake University, where he chairs the Department of Philosophy and Religion and directs The Comparison Project, a public program in comparative philosophy of religion. He teaches and publishes in the philosophy of religion, comparative religion, late ancient Neoplatonism, and mystical discourse. He is the author of books on the future of the philosophy of religion (The Ends of Philosophy of Religion, Palgrave, 2013) and the sixth-century Christian mystic known as Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite (Negating Negation, Wipf & Stock, 2014). He is currently working on an edited collection on "Comparative Grammars of Ineffability," a textbook on "Global Philosophy of Religion," and a photo-illustrated book on the "Religions of Des Moines."
Born in Pittsburgh, raised in upstate New York, and educated at Boston University (Ph.D., 2005), Tim moved to Iowa City in 2002 (for his wife Catherine to attend the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop), then to Des Moines in 2005 (to begin a tenure-track position at Drake). While desperately missing mountains, Tim is learning to love the expansive horizons of the Midwest.