Francis J. Beckwith

Francis J. "Frank" Beckwith (syntynyt 1960) on amerikkalainen filosofi, kristitty apologeetta, tutkija ja luennoitsija. Hän toimii professorina Baylorin yliopistossa. Beckwithin tutkimusalueeseen kuuluvat käytännöllinen etiikka, sovellettu etiikka, oikeusfilosofia ja uskonnonfilosofia.

Beckwith on argumentoinut abortteja vastaan1 and the constitutional permissibility of the teaching of Suunnitteluteoria in public schools.2 Vuodesta 2007 hän on toiminut tutkijana The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity (CBHD);3 ja professorina Baylor's Institute for the Studies of Religion (ISR).4

Koulutus ja ura

Beckwith syntyi New Yorkissa. Valmistui Nevadan yliopistosta Las Vegasista (B.A. in Philosophy), Simon Greenleaf School of Law, Anaheim (M.A. in apologetics), Fordham University (Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy) and the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (Master of Juridical Studies).5

Beckwith on lisäksi tutkinut relativismin vaikutusta julkiseen kulttuuriin,6 affirmative action and discrimination, samaa sukupuolta olevien avioliittoa, bioetiikkaa (mukaan luettuna kloonausta), ja perustuslaillisten kysymysten tulkintaa sikäli kuin ne koskettavat uskonnon vapautta ja harjoittamista.

Beckwith on toiminut Whittier Collegessa (1996–1997) ja Trinity International Universityssä (1997–2002).7

Hän asuu vaimonsa kanssa Teksasissa.

Kirjallisuus

  • Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015)
  • Politics for Christians: Statecraft as Soulcraft (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2010)
  • Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007)
  • To Everyone An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview with William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland, eds. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2004).
  • Law, Darwinism, and Public Education: The Establishment Clause and the Challenge of Intelligent Design (Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
  • Do the Right Thing: Readings in Applied Ethics and Social Philosophy editor, 2nd ed. (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2002).
  • The New Mormon Challenge with Carl Mosser and Paul Owen, eds. (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2002).
  • The Abortion Controversy 25 Years After Roe v. Wade: A Reader 2nd ed. with Louis Pojman, eds. (Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1998).
  • Relativism: Feet Firmly Planted in Mid-Air with Gregory Koukl, (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1998).
  • Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Reverse Discrimination? with Todd E. Jones, eds. (Amherst: Prometheus, 1997).
  • See the gods fall: Four Rivals to Christianity with Stephen E. Parrish, (Joplin: College Press, 1997).
  • Are You Politically Correct?: Debating America's Cultural Standards with Michael E. Bauman, eds. (Buffalo: Prometheus, 1993).
  • Politically Correct Death: Answering the Arguments for Abortion Rights (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1993).
  • The Mormon Concept of God: A Philosophical Analysis with Stephen E. Parrish, (Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1991).
  • David Hume's Argument Against Miracles: A Critical Analysis (Lanham: University Press of America, 1989).
  • Bahá'í (Minneapolis: Bethany House, 1985).

Viittaukset

Muita lähteitä

  • Kenneth D. Boa and Robert M. Bowman, Faith Has Its Reasons: An Integrative Approach to Defending Christianity (Colorado Springs: NAV Press, 2001), pp. 214–217.

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