Robert P. Kraynak

Robert P. Kraynak is a professor of political science at Colgate University. Before teaching at Colgate he taught at Bowdoin College. His research interests include English liberalism, American political theory and constitutionalism, and religion and politics. He has been published in, among others, the American Political Science Review. He earned his PhD from Harvard University and his BA from Cornell University.

In the Fall 2001 issue of The Intercollegiate Review, Kraynak offered encouragement to cultural conservatives who are leaning against the winds of modernity. In his essay, "Conservative Critics of Modernity: Can They Turn Back the Clock?", he asserted that modernity is not as indomitable as it seems and posited four strategies for "freeing our minds from the grip of modernist thinking." 


Volume 54

Guests on Volume 54: Robert P. Kraynak, on Christian Faith and Modern Democracy: God and Politics in the Fallen World; Mitchell L. Stevens, on home schooling and the individuality of children; Ralph C. Wood, on the Christian achievement of detective novelist P. D. James; Mark Henrie, on the films of Whit Stillman and the overcoming of irony; Terry Lindvall, on the responses of American churches to the advent of motion pictures; Richard J. Mouw, on sin, culture, and common grace; and Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, on her book In Quiet Light: Poems on Vermeer's Women.