book reviews

The following is a list of some of Professor Beckwith’s published book reviews. Access to most of them requires a subscription.

Review of Reforming the Law of Nature: The Secularization of Political Thought, 1532-1689 by Simon P. Kennedy. Review of Metaphysics 76.3 (March 2023): 553-555.

Review of Untangling Twinning: What Science Tells Us About the Nature of Human Embryos by Maureen L. CondicTheoretical Medicine and Bioethics 43 (2022): 71-74. 

Review of From Human Dignity to Natural Law: An Introduction by Richard Berquist. Review of Politics 83.3 (Summer 2021): 449-451.

Review of A Vindication of Politics: On the Common Good and Human Flourishing by Matthew D. Wright. Philosophia Christi 21.2 (2019): 457-459.

Review of Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court: From Brandeis to Kagan by David G. Dalin.  Journal of Church & State 61.4 (Autumn 2019): 728-730

Review of  American Constitutionalism, Marriage, and the Family, edited by Patrick N. Cain and David Ramsey. Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy 44.1 (Fall 2017): 83-90

Review of Philosophical Explorations of New and Alternative Religious Movements by Morgan Luck.  Nova Religio: The Journal of Alternative and Emergent Religions, 17.4  (May 2014):  122-123

Review of A Defense of Human Dignity: Creating Life, Destroying Life and Protecting the Rights of Conscience by Christopher Kaczor. American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 88.1 (2014): 177-179 

Review of End of Life Decisions in Medical Care: Principles and Policies for Regulating the Dying Process by Stephen S. Smith. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 34.6 (December 2013): 499-504. 

Review of Abortion: Three Perspectives, by Michael Tooley, Celia Wolf-Devine, Philip E. Devine, and Alison M. Jaggar. Faith & Philosophy 27.4 (2010): 478-482.

Review of The Creationists, 2nd ed. by Ronald H. NumbersJournal of Law and Religion 23.2 (2007-08): 735-739.

“Natural Law Without a Lawgiver?” The Review of Politics 68.4 (Fall 2006): 680-682. (Review of the book, Darwinian Conservatism by Larry Arnhart).

“What’s Upstairs.” Review of Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity by Nancy Pearcey. First Things (November 2004)

Review of Religious Commitment and Secular Reasoby Robert Audi. Faith and Philosophy 19.1 (January 2002): 106-111.

Review of Miracles, edited by Richard Swinburne. Teaching Philosophy 12.3 (September 1989): 335-337