John Betz

John Betz is Professor of Systematic Theology at University of Notre Dame, and holds degrees from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. from University of Virginia. In addition to articles in journals such as Modern Theology and the Journal of the History of Ideas, his publications include a monograph on Johann Georg Hamann entitled After Enlightenment (Blackwell, 2009) and a forthcoming translation, in collaboration with David B. Hart, of the 1962 edition of Erich Przywara’s Analogia Entis.  He is currently working on a monograph on Przywara as part of a larger project to recover the relevance of early twentieth-century Christian metaphysics to theology today.


Volume 96

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Guests on Volume 96: David A. Smith, on the beginnings of the National Endowment for the Arts and the capacity of the arts in a democracy for combatting atomistic individualism; Kiku Adatto, on how images, words, and ideas interact in a visually saturated culture and on how the image of a person's face in a photograph has the capacity for intimate representation of inner personhood; Elvin T. Lim, on how presidential speeches have been dumbed down for decades and why presidents like it; David Naugle, on the deeper meaning of happiness, the disordering effects of sin, and the reordering of love made possible in our redemption; Richard Stivers, on the technologizing of all of life; and John Betz, on the critique of the Enlightenment offered by Johann Georg Hamann (1730-1788), and why it still matters to us.