The J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies Spring 2024 Lunch Series

Thursday, May 2, 2024
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Thursday, May 2: Dr. Francis Beckwith

Dr. Beckwith is professor of philosophy and church-state studies as well as the former associate director of the Dawson Institute. His book Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University Press) secured the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of constructive-reflective Studies. A widely published scholar and author, he will engage the question “Why Is Religious Liberty Special?” 


All lunches will be held in the McMullen Faculty Center, from 12:20 to 1:30. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. To reserve a spot, please email: Joyce_Swoveland