FAITH, REASON, AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Francis J. Beckwith is Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy, at Baylor University, where he also serves as Resident Scholar in Baylor’s Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). With his appointment in the department of philosophy, he also teaches in several other academic units of the university: political science, religion, and medical humanities. He is the author of over 100 academic articles, book chapters, reference entries, and reviews. Among his over twenty books are Never Doubt Thomas: The Catholic Aquinas as Evangelical and Protestant, published in 2019 by Baylor University Press, as well as Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (2007) and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (2015), both published by Cambridge University Press. Taking Rites Seriously is the winner of the American Academy of Religion’s prestigious 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in Constructive-Reflective Studies. A graduate of the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (M.J.S.) and Fordham University, where he earned the M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy, he has held visiting faculty appointments at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Notre Dame, and Princeton University. His website is francisbeckwith.com.