reference works

The following is a list of some of Professor Beckwith’s published contributions to reference works. Access to most of them requires a subscription.

Encyclopedia of the Fourth Amendment. Edited by David L. Hudson and John R. Vile. Washington, DC.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2013. Pp. 121-22, 184-85, 309, 508. Entries: (a) Bork, Robert; (b) Comstock Act; (c) Greenawalt, Ken; (d) Posner, Richard.

Encyclopedia of the First Amendment. Edited by David L. Hudson, David A. Schultz, and John R. Vile Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2009. Entries: (a) Carey v. Population Services International (1977); (b) Mount Healthy City School Dist. Bd. Of Educ. v. Doyle (1977); (c) McGowan v. Maryland (1961); (d) Meek v. Pittenger (1975)

The Praeger Handbook of Religion and Education in the United States. Edited by James C. Carper and Tom Hunt Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2009. Pp. 55-56, 268-69, 392-393, 461-462. Entries: (a) J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, (b) Wallace v. Jaffree (1985), (e) Alliance Defend Fund, (f) the Rutherford Institute.

“Agnosticism.” (co-authored with  Maurice Redmond Holloway SJ). The New Catholic Encyclopedia Supplement 20092 volumes. Robert L. Fastiggi, Editor in Chief. Detroit: Gale, 2009. volume 1, 5-10. (a update and revision of the original entry authored by M. R. Holloway, SJ)

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties. Edited by Paul Finkelman. New York: Routledge, 2007. Pp. 397-98, 480-82, 511-12, 1174-75. Entries: (a) “Dawson, Joseph Martin”; (b) Edwards v. Aguillard (1987); (c) Epperson v. Arkansas (1968); and (d) Planned Parenthood v. Casey, (1992).

Encyclopedia of American Civil Liberties and Rights. Edited by Otis H. Stephens and John M. Scheb II. New York: Greenwood Press, 2007. Entry: “Creation/Evolution Debate.”

“Abortion.” Religion Past and Present: Encyclopedia of Theology & Religion, Volume 1. Edited by Hans Dieter Betz, Don S. Browning, Bernd Janowski and Eberhard Jüngel. Boston: Brill, 2007. Pp. 9-10

Dictionary of Contemporary Religion in the Western World. Edited by Christopher Partridge, et. al. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2002. Entry: “The Baha’I Faith.” (168-171)

“Abortion and Birth Control.” (with H. Wayne House). Encyclopedia of Religion in American Politics. Edited by Jeffrey D. Schultz, John G. West, Jr., and Iain Maclean. Rockyriver, OH: Oryx Press, 1999.

Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, edited by R.K. Harrison. Revised edition. Nashville: Thomas Nelson, 1992. Entries: (a) “Abortion” (3-4); (b) “Civil Rights” (73-75); (c) Euthanasia (138-39)