Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies, and co-director of the Program in Philosophical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. His research interests include the areas of politics, jurisprudence, religion, and ethics. He is the author of Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge, 2015) and Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (InterVarsity Press, 2010).


Volume 131

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Guests on Volume 131: John Durham Peters, on understanding media as agencies of order, not just devices of information; Paul Heintzman, on how a biblical understanding of human spirituality can inform our concept of “leisure”; Richard Lints, on how the image of God and idolatry are inversely related; Peter Harrison, on how our current definition of “science” and “religion” represents novel conceptual categories; Francis J. Beckwith, on the widespread tendency to erect a wall between faith and reason; David L. Schindler & Nicholas J. Healy, Jr., on how the First Amendment is not as sympathetic to religious freedom as is commonly believed.