religion & culture articles and book chapters


The following is a list of some of Professor Beckwith’s published articles and book chapters in religion and culture. Access to most of them requires a subscription.

"Reversion." Evangelization & Culture, issue 18 (2023)

"Catholicism and the Natural Law: A Response to Four Misunderstandings." Religions 12. 6 (2021). Republished in God and Morality in Christian Traditions: New Essays in Christian Moral Philosophy. Edited by J. Caleb Clanton and Kraig Martin. Abilene, TX: Abilene Christian University Press, 2022. Pp. 19-38. 
"A Christian Account of Why David Novak is Right About the Same God Question," in The Achievement of David Novak: A Catholic-Jewish Dialogue. Edited by Matthew Levering and Tom Angier. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2021. Pp. 67-84.
"Thomas Aquinas: Defending Reason and Faith" (with Shawn Floyd). A History of Apologetics: A Biographical and Methodological Introduction. Edited by Benjamin Kelly Forrest, Joshua D. Chatraw, and Alister McGrath. New York: Harper Collins, 2020. Pp. 231-250.  
"All Worship the Same God," Rejoinder," "Response to Wm. Andrew Schwartz and John B. Cobb, Jr.," "Response to Gerald R. McDermott," and "Response to Jerry L. Walls," in Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews Worship the Same God? Four Views, eds. Ronnie Campbell and Christopher Gnanakan. New York: HarperCollins, 2019. Pp. 65-86, 105-107, 43-49, 141-146, 190-195
"Like It Was Written On My Soul From Me to You: Assessing Jerry Walls' Critique of the Catholic Account of Purgatory." The Heythrop Journal 60 (2019): 447-458
"Natural Law, Catholicism, and the Protestant Critique: Why We Are Really Not That Far Apart." Christian Bioethics: Non-Ecumenical Studies in Medical Morality  25.2  (August 2019):  154-168
"Or We Can Be Philosophers: A Response to Barbara Forrest." Synthese 192.S1 (December 2015):  3-25

"Philosophy, Grace, and Reconciliation: Reflections of a Catholic Revert." Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 17.3 (2014): 64-79.
"Doting Thomists: Evangelicals, Thomas Aquinas, and Justification." The Evangelical Quarterly 85.3 (July 2013): 211-227.

"Mormonism, Natural Law, and Constitutional Democracy: Reflections on the Romney Candidacy," Mormonism at the Crossroads of Philosophy and Theology: Essays in Honor of David L. Paulsen. Edited by Jacob Baker. Kofford Books, 2012. Pp. 95-108.

"A Journey to Catholicism," and "Catholicism Rejoinder." Both in Journeys of Faith: Evangelicalism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Catholicism, and Anglicanism, ed. Robert L. Plumber. New York: HarperCollins, 2012. Pp. 81-114, 129-134
"A Thesis Nailed to the Regensburg Door: Some Questions About Stephen Webb's Challenge to the Great Tradition." Sacred Tribes Journal 7.1 (Spring 2012): 4-19. 

"Guidance for Doting and Peeping Thomists: A Review Essay of Aquinas: A Beginner's Guide." Philosophia Christi 12.2 (Winter 2010): 429-439. 
"Evangelical and Catholic." Josephinum Journal of Theology 16.1 (2009): 125-138. (Adapted from portions of Return to Rome: Confessions of an Evangelical Catholic [Brazos Press, 2009])
"Faith, Reason, and the Christian University: What John Paul II Can Teach Christian Academics." Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture 12.3 (Summer 2009): 53-67
"Busy Being Born Again: Bob Dylan's Christian Philosophy." In Bob Dylan & Philosophy: It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Thinking). Edited by Peter Vernezze and Carl J. Porter (Chicago: Open Court, 2006), 145-156.
"Mormon Theism, the Traditional Christian Concept of God, and Greek Philosophy: A Critical Analysis." Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44.4 (December 2001): 671-95. 
"Limited Omniscience and the Test for a Prophet: A Brief Philosophical Analysis."  Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 36/3 (September 1993): 357-362
"Hume's Evidential/Testimonial Epistemology, Probability, and Miracles." In Faith in Theory and Practice: Essays on the Justification of Religious Belief. Edited by Elizabeth Radcliffe and Carol White. La Salle, IL: Open Court Publishing, 1993. Pp. 117-140.  Originally published under the same title in the journal Logos: Philosophic Issues in Christian Perspective 12 (1991): 87-104.
"A Critical Appraisal of the Theological Arguments for Abortion Rights." Bibliotheca Sacra 148 (July-September 1991): 337-355.