James Hitchcock

James Hitchcock is a professor of history at Saint Louis University. He has been published in the Journal of the Historical Society, and his full-length published works include The Recovery of the Sacred (Ignatius Press, 1995) and What Is Secular Humanism? Why Humanism Became Secular and How It Is Changing Our World (Servant Books, 1982). He earned his PhD and MA from Princeton and his AB from Saint Louis University.


Volume 72

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Guests on Volume 72: John Polkinghorne, on lessons for theology learned from the inductive nature of the work of science; Francesca Aran Murphy, on the efforts of 20th-century Catholic and French philosopher √Čtienne Gilson to reconcile faith and reason; James Hitchcock, on the history of the Supreme Court's decisions regarding religious practice and liberty; Wilfred McClay, on Nathaniel Hawthorne's vision of the intractability of human failings and the possibilities of the American experiment, and on the theme of place and communal obligation in Nathaniel Hawthorne's writing; Philip McFarland, on how Hawthorne's sensitivity to the darker side of human nature makes him perennially instructive; and David Hackett Fischer, on the history of how Americans have understood and symbolized freedom and liberty.