Stewart Davenport

Stewart Davenport is Associate Professor of History at Pepperdine University. His research focuses on American history, religion and economics. He taught at Yale University and Connecticut College before joining Pepperdine University, and he is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the Pew Dissertation Fellowship in American Religious History and the Una Baillou Briton Memorial Fellowship, Yale University. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from Princeton University.


Volume 95

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Guests on Volume 95: Stewart Davenport, on how nineteenth-century Christians separated the moral and practical aspects of economic life; William T. Cavanaugh, on how theology and economics are necessarily intertwined and on how a larger understanding of the meaning of "freedom" would change our economic actions; J. Matthew Bonzo & Michael R. Stevens, on Wendell Berry's concern for the dislocating and fragmenting forces in modern life; Craig Gay, on how language—specifically the spoken word—is central to our human experience; Eugene Peterson, on how Jesus' use of ambiguous language encouraged active spiritual engagement; and Barry Hankins, on how the late Francis Schaeffer moved from being a defensive fundamentalist to a prophet of cultural engagement.