Frank Beckwith To Speak At Cedarville University’s Staley Lecture Series

by Public Relations Office

Cedarville, Ohio-Dr. Frank Beckwith, associate director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies and associate professor of church-state studies at Baylor University (Texas), will be the guest speaker for Cedarville University`s Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program Feb. 15-17. Beckwith will speak at 10 a.m. each morning in the Jeremiah Chapel of the Dixon Ministry Center, as well as 7 p.m. on Wednesday evening. Beckwith holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in philosophy from Fordham University and an M.J.S. from the Washington University School of Law. He is considered a leading expert in the history of philosophy (especially modern philosophy) and philosophy of science. Beckwith is the author or co-author of numerous books, including To Every One An Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview; Law, Darwinism, & Public Education: The Establishment Clause and the Challenge of Intelligent Design; The New Mormon Challenge: Responding to the Latest Defenses of a Fast-Growing Movement (finalist for the 2003 Gold Medallion Award in theology and doctrine); The Abortion Controversy 25 Years After Roe v. Wade: A Reader; Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Reverse Discrimination? He has served on the executive committees of both the Society of Christian Philosophers (1999-2002) and the Evangelical Philosophical Society (1998-2003) as well as on the national board of the University Faculty for Life (1999-present). In Nov. 2004, he was elected vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society. He is a member of Princeton`s James Madison Society. The lecture series is free and open to the public. For more information, call 937-766-7808. The Staley Distinguished Christian Scholar Lecture Program is funded by the Thomas F. Staley Foundation of Larchmont, N.Y. This private, nonprofit organization seeks to support men and women who truly believe, cordially love, and actively propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ in its historical and scriptural fullness. Cedarville University thanks the Thomas F. Staley Foundation for making this annual lectureship program possible. -30-