Biography – Vince Vitale
Vince Vitale is a speaker for the Zacharias Trust, as well as being Team Director and Senior Tutor at the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. He is also Tutor in Philosophy and Mission at Wycliffe Hall and a member of the Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Oxford, Vince taught in the Philosophy and Religion Departments of his alma mater, Princeton University, where as an undergraduate he took an unexpected journey that led him to put his trust in God. While teaching at Princeton, Vince served as Faculty Director of the campus ministry Athletes in Action.
Vince’s primary research interests are in philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, and ethical theory, areas that converge in his doctoral thesis on ‘the problem of evil’. He and Ravi Zacharias have co-authored the book Why Suffering? Finding Meaning and Comfort When Life Doesn’t Make Sense.
Currently, Vince’s research focuses on theodicy, ontological arguments, theories of atonement, and a number of issues in Christian ethics. For his work on Kierkegaard, Inter-Varsity Press and Tyndale House have recently awarded him the title IVP Young Philosopher of Religion of the Year 2013. Vince also has an interest in the intersection of faith and sport. He played varsity soccer at Princeton, was a “double Blue” at Oxford (competing for the University in football and boxing), and has travelled with Athletes in Action mission teams to four continents.
Vince speaks about the Christian Faith and takes Q&A regularly on university campuses, especially in Britain and America. He and his wife Jo live in Oxford and worship at St. Aldates Church.