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I am Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and a Resident Fellow of Baylor's Institute for the Studies of Religion. My most recent books, prior to How to Think, are The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography and a critical edition of Auden’s The Age of Anxiety (both Princeton University Press, 2013). 

Some essays published in the past year or two: 

  You can find a list of my books and (many) other writings at The New Atlantis, where I am a Contributing Editor. You can look at a PDF of my CV

I have a Twitter, but I use it only for links — I never see replies. I explain this decision in this post. I record stray random thoughts on my personal blog, and I also maintain what one might call a coffee-table website called The Gospel of the Trees. 

Photo by Holly Fish 

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