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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:
- “The Witness of Literature: A Geneaological Sketch” in The Hedgehog Review
- “The Watchmen: What Became of the Christian Intellectuals?” in Harper’s
- “Renewing the University” in National Affairs
- “The Benedict Option and the Way of Exchange” in First Things
- “‘The Centrifugal Experience of Knowledge’” in Books & Culture
- “Habits of Mind in an Age of Distraction” in Comment
- “Attending to Technology: Theses for Disputation” in The New Atlantis
- “Miss Marple and the Problem of Modern Identity” in The New Atlantis
- “Murder in Paradise” in The American Conservative
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.
Nota Bene: in the URL of this site the "org" is for organism. And the photo above is by Holly Fish.