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I am Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. My most recent books 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: 

I am at work right now on a book to be published in October 2017: How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds. The following year will see the publication of The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Intellectuals and Total War.  

You can find a list of my books and (many) other writings at The New Atlantis, where I am a Contributing Editor and where I write a blog on technologies of knowledge called Text Patterns. I post links to my research on my Pinboard page. And you can just look at a PDF of my CV

I have a Twitter, but I mainly use it for links — I rarely 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