Philip Bess

Philip Bess is professor of architecture at the University of Notre Dame and directs its Graduate Program. He holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Virginia and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and has written extensively on architecture and design issues, including in Till We Have Built Jerusalem: Architecture, Urbanism, and the Sacred (ISI Books, 2006). Bess has also taught at Andrews University, the University of Michigan, Miami of Ohio, and the University of Illinois, Chicago. More information about Philip Bess can be found here at the UND Architecture faculty page.

MARS HILL AUDIO Anthology 10

The Good City: Community and Urban Order

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In this Anthology, Ken Myers talks with architects, historians, activists, and clergy about how loving our neighbors can and must take shape in how we order the material aspects of shared life. The conversations on this Anthology give particular attention to how the New Urbanist movement has challenged the dehumanizing effects of modernism in urban design. 100 minutes. $6.


Volume 87

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Guests on Volume 87: John Witte, Jr., on law and religion in the Western tradition; Steven Keillor, on God’s judgments and history; Philip Bess, on New Urbanism and natural law; Scott Cairns, on words and poetry’s work; and Anthony Esolen, on literary critics and Christian belief.