Kevin Belmonte

Kevin Belmonte was educated at Gordon College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and the University of Southern Maine. His first biography, William Wilberforce: A Hero for Humanity received the prestigious John Pollock Award and is taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. Belmonte served as the lead historical consultant for the motion picture Amazing Grace. Belmonte has also authored biographies of John Bunyan, D.L. Moody, and G.K. Chesterton. He and his wife Kelley, along with their son Sam, reside in New England.


Volume 110

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Guests on Volume 110: Kevin Belmonte, on how G. K. Chesterton embraced a "defiant joy" in spite of the cynical pessimism of many of his contemporaries; David Lyle Jeffrey and Gregory Maillet, on why Christians cannot afford to regard literature as a mere entertaining diversion; Mark Noll, on what motivates anti-intellectualism among Christians and why it is a theologically indefensible prejudice; Alan Jacobs, on W. H. Auden's understanding of the vocation of "poet" and on the spiritual and historical background to Auden's 1947 book-length poem, The Age of Anxiety; and Jonathan Chaplin, on the outlines and sources of the social and political thought of Herman Dooyeweerd and on his understanding of the relationship between theology and Christian philosophy.