Dr. Earle Fox

Senior Fellow in Philosophy of Science and the Worldview of Ethical Monotheism

17Earle Fox is an Anglican priest who earned his Doctor of Philosophy in l964 at Oxford University, researching the relation between science and theology. He holds a Master of Divinity in theology from the Episcopal General Theological Seminary in New York, which included a year of Clinical Pastoral Education in two mental hospitals, a prison, and a general hospital. He holds his BA in philosophy from Trinity College in Hartford, Ct. He was ordained to the Episcopal diaconate in June of 1960 by Bishop Angus Dunn at the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. The Bishop of Oxford ordained him a priest so that he could be the chaplain at Oriel College, Oxford, in 1962.


From 1965-67 Fox was the vicar (assistant priest) at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church in Burbank, California.  He taught for three years in the religion department at his undergraduate alma mater, Trinity College.  For ten years Dr. Fox pastored St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in East Haddam, Connecticut. For two years he was chaplain and counselor at Becket Academy, also in East Haddam, a school for troubled youth.

In 1983, Dr. Fox founded Emmaus Ministries (now The Road to Emmaus) to provide Christian counseling services, and to explore the various facets of Christian apologetics, and how to apply a reasoned defense of the Christian faith to healing, sexuality, politics, education, and other areas of personal and public life.

From 1984 to 1998, Dr. Fox was engaged in counseling, inner healing workshops, writing, and producing audio and video cassettes on the Biblical understanding of human nature, emotional healing, and Christian apologetics in Norwalk, Connecticut, and then in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.

In 1959, he published “Defining ‘Oughtness’ & ‘Love'” in the Journal of Religion, an essay defending the view that all moral language depends on the Biblical creator God for its meaning.  In 1987, he published Biblical Sexuality & the Battle for Science, dealing with the scientific integrity of the Biblical view of human sexuality.

In 1989, he published Biblical Inner Healing, on the Biblical view of human nature, how we get emotionally and spiritually broken, and how we are healed by the law and grace of God.  Biblical Inner Healing has been rewritten and is now available in paperback format.  Many other shorter works have been published also through Emmaus Ministries.

He has lectured since 1989 at Exodus and other ex-homosexual ministry meetings on freedom in Christ from sexual addiction.  From December 1998, for two and a half years, he was director of Transformation Christian Ministries, an Exodus referral ministry, in the Washington, DC, metro area, helping persons out of the homosexual lifestyle to restore their God-given heterosexual nature.

In May of 2001, he returned to the Road to Emmaus to finish writing Homosexuality: Good & Right in the Eyes of God? the Wedding of Truth to Compassion and Reason to Revelation,   He brings a seminar, The Biblical Agenda for Human Sexuality, to churches and others interested on how to reach out to homosexual persons, and how to deal with the “gay” agenda in the public arena.

Dr. Fox continues his calling in Christian apologetics, teaching Christians how to think again (Christians are as bad off in this respect as the pagans)— to  help restore the sadly broken foundations of Biblical theology.  He is president of The Road to Emmaus, webmaster of the Road to Emmaus website, vice-president and member of the Board of Directors of the Inter-American Institute for Philosophy, Government, and Social Thought, and since May 2010, he has been the priest-in-charge of St. Luke’s Reformed Episcopal Church in Santa Ana, CA.