Posts tagged with: francis beckwith

While preparing for a book chapter on the topic of political philosophy and religious beliefs, Francis Beckwith “read and reread scores of court cases and academic monographs.” What he discovered is that judges and legal theorists are often embarrassingly ignorant about the rational status of religious beliefs:
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Blog author: hunter.baker
posted by on Friday, February 19, 2010

Francis Beckwith is back with another book. He has written Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft.

I’ve not yet had a chance to read it, but this may be the book people have been asking me for as a follow-up to The End of Secularism.

I made the negative case against secularism and here Beckwith makes the positive case for a Christian politics. Amazingly, the books are priced within a penny of each other on Amazon. Bundle us up!

In seriousness, I am really looking forward to reading this book. I profited immensely from being Francis Beckwith’s graduate student years ago and have been somewhat awestruck by a number of his previous works. Any Christian involved in politics as a citizen, candidate, critic, or office-holder would benefit from reading him. Certainly, the quality of our discourse would improve as a result.

Blog author: jballor
posted by on Friday, November 3, 2006

First Francis Beckwith and now this: Indiana Jones has been denied tenure (HT: Urban Onramps).

This is outrageous. I note especially the committee’s disregard for Jones’ work in discovering the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. Sounds like his committee was made up of a bunch of secularists who don’t believe in that kind of thing. What does this say about Marshall College?

Let’s hope Indy’s case ends up as well as Dr. Beckwith’s.