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Beckwith, Francis

Works: 80 works in 236 publications in 1 language and 8,430 library holdings
Genres: History  Controversial literature  Biographies  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Publisher, Other, Speaker
Classifications: HQ767, 363.46
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Most widely held works about Francis Beckwith
Most widely held works by Francis Beckwith
Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice by Francis Beckwith( )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Defending Life is arguably the most comprehensive defense of the pro-life position on abortion - morally, legally, and politically -- that has ever been published in an academic monograph. It offers a detailed and critical analysis of Roe v. Wade and Casey v. Planned Parenthood as well as arguments by those who defend a Rawlsian case for abortion choice, such as J.J. Thomson. The author defends the substance view of persons as the view with the most explanatory power. The substance view entails that the unborn is a subject of moral rights from conception. While defending this view, the author responds to the arguments of thinkers such as Boonin, Dworkin, Stretton, Ford, and Brody. He also critiques Thomson's famous violinist argument and its revisions by Boonin and McDonagh. Defending Life includes chapters critiquing arguments found in popular politics and the controversy over cloning and stem cell research
Affirmative action : social justice or reverse discrimination?( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's conflicts over racial equality have inspired a debate reminiscent of the turbulent 1960s. Is affirmative action necessary to maintain equal labor practices, school desegregation plans, and broad social standards of racial equality? Does affirmative action or the laws to roll it back run counter to the idea of equality itself? Should race play any role in college admissions, corporate hiring, or the awarding of government contracts? Affirmative action cuts across the raw nerves of race, gender, and class - all of which are flash points of social debate and so emotionally charged that they beg for rational discussion and analysis. Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Reverse Discrimination? fills this need by offering fifteen of the finest pieces on affirmative action ever published
Are you politically correct? : debating America's cultural standards by Francis Beckwith( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Politics for Christians : statecraft as soulcraft by Francis Beckwith( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckwith addresses the contention that Christians, or indeed religious citizens of any faith, should set aside their beliefs before they enter the public square. What role should religious citizens take in a liberal democracy? What is the proper separation of church and state? What place should be made for natural rights and the moral law within a secular state? The cogent introduction to political thought surveys political science, politics and government while making the case for how statcraft may genuinely contribute to soulcraft
Politically correct death : answering the arguments for abortion rights by Francis Beckwith( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Law, Darwinism & public education : the establishment clause and the challenge of intelligent design by Francis Beckwith( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Francis J. Beckwith asks whether teaching Intelligent Design in public schools would be constitutional, in light of the Supreme Court's decision in Edwards v. Aguillard
Relativism : feet firmly planted in mid-air by Francis Beckwith( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beckwith and Koukl explore the inconsistencies inherent in the relativist position, suggest specific approaches that can be used in the course of dialogue, and consider the everyday implications of relativism, especially in relation to issues such as: abortion, homosexuality, multiculturalism, political correctness, and tolerance
David Hume's argument against miracles : a critical analysis by Francis Beckwith( Book )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To everyone an answer : a case for the Christian worldview : essays in honor of Norman L. Geisler by Francis Beckwith( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific. What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview offers such a response. Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including faith and reason, arguments for God's existence, a case for Jesus, the problem of evil, postmodernism, religious pluralism, and Christian exclusivism. - Publisher
Never doubt Thomas : the Catholic Aquinas as evangelical and Protestant by Francis Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Theologian, philosopher, teacher. There are few religious figures more Catholic than Saint Thomas Aquinas, a man credited with helping to shape Catholicism of the second millennium. In Never Doubt Thomas, Francis J. Beckwith employs his own spiritual journey from Catholicism to Evangelicalism and then back to Catholicism to reveal the signal importance of Aquinas not only for Catholics but also for Protestants. Beckwith begins by outlining Aquinas’ history and philosophy, noting misconceptions and inaccurate caricatures of Thomist traditions. He explores the legitimacy of a "Protestant" Aquinas by examining Aquinas’ views on natural law and natural theology in light of several Protestant critiques. Not only did Aquinas’ presentation of natural law assume some of the very inadequacies Protestant critics have leveled against it, Aquinas did not, as is often supposed, believe that one must first prove God’s existence through human reasoning before having faith in God. Rather, Aquinas held that one may know God through reason and employ it to understand more fully the truths of faith. Beckwith also uses Aquinas’ preambles of faith—what a person can know about God before fully believing in Him—to argue for a pluralist Aquinas, explaining how followers of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam can all worship the same God, yet adhere to different faiths. Beckwith turns to Aquinas’ doctrine of creation to question theories of Intelligent Design, before, finally, coming to the heart of the matter: in what sense can Aquinas be considered an Evangelical? Aquinas’ views on justification are often depicted by some Evangelicals as discontinuous with those articulated in the Council of Trent. Beckwith counters this assessment, revealing not only that Aquinas’ doctrine fully aligns with the tenets laid out by the Council, but also that this doctrine is more Evangelical than critics care to admit."
Taking rites seriously : law, politics, and the reasonableness of faith by Francis Beckwith( Book )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking Rites Seriously is about how religious beliefs and religious believers are assessed by judges and legal scholars and are sometimes mischaracterized and misunderstood by those who are critical of the influence of religion in politics or in the formation of law. Covering three general topics - reason and motive, dignity and personhood, nature and sex - philosopher and legal theorist Francis J. Beckwith carefully addresses several contentious legal and cultural questions over which religious and non-religious citizens often disagree: the rationality of religious belief, religiously motivated legislation, human dignity in bioethics, abortion and embryonic stem cell research, reproductive rights and religious liberty, evolutionary theory, and the nature of marriage. In the process, he responds to some well-known critics of public faith - including Brian Leiter, Steven Pinker, Suzanna Sherry, Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, and Richard Dawkins - as well as to some religiously conservative critics of secularism, such as the advocates for intelligent design. -- Provided by publisher
The new Mormon challenge : responding to the latest defenses of a fast-growing movement by Francis Beckwith( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Current facts about Mormonism -Over 11 million members.-Over 60,000 full-time missionaries-more than any other single missionary-sending organization in the world.-More than 310,000 converts annually.-As many as eighty percent of converts come from Protestant backgrounds. (In Mormon circles, the saying is, "We baptize a Baptist church every week.") -Within fifteen years, the numbers of missionaries and converts will roughly double.-Within eighty years, with adherents exceeding 267 million, Mormonism could become the first world-religion to arise since Islam. You may know the statistics. What you probably don't know are the advances the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) is making in apologetics and academic respectability. With superb training, Mormon scholars outclass many of their opponents. Arguments against Mormon claims are increasingly refuted as outdated, misinformed, or poorly argued. The New Mormon Challenge is a response to the burgeoning challenge of scholarly Mormon apologetics. Written by a team of respected Christian scholars, it is free of caricature, sensationalism, and diatribe. The respectful tone and responsible, rigorous, yet readable scholarship set this book in a class of its own. The New Mormon Challenge recycles no previous material and duplicates no one's efforts. Instead, responding to the best LDS scholarship, it offers freshly researched and well-documented rebuttals of Mormon truth claims. Most of the chapter topics have never been addressed, and the criticisms and arguments are almost entirely new. But The New Mormon Challenge does not merely challenge Mormon beliefs; it offers the LDS Church and her members ways to move forward. The New Mormon Challenge will help you understand the intellectual appeal of Mormonism, and it will reveal many of the fundamental weaknesses of the Mormon worldview. Whether you are sharing the gospel with Mormons or are investigating Mormonism for yourself, this book will help you accurately understand Mormonism and see the superiority of the historic Christian faith. Outstanding scholarship and sound methodology make this an ideal textbook. The biblical, historical, scientific, philosophical, and theological discussions are fascinating and will appeal to Christians and Mormons alike. Exemplifying Christian scholarship at its best, The New Mormon Challenge pioneers a new genre of literature on Mormonism. The Editors Francis J. Beckwith (Ph. D., Fordham University), Carl Mosser (Ph. D. candidate, University of St. Andrews), and Paul Owen (Ph. D., University of Edinburgh) are respected authorities on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the authors of various books and significant articles on Mormonism. Their individual biographies as well as information on the book's contributors appear inside. With contributors including such respected scholars as Craig L. Blomberg, William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, and others, The New Mormon Challenge is, as Richard Mouw states in his foreword, "an important event for both Protestant evangelicals and Mormons" that models "to the evangelical community what it is like to engage in respectful and meaningful exploration of a viewpoint with which we disagree on key points." "In recent years, Mormon scholars have produced a body of literature that has been largely ignored by evangelicals. This current volume takes a giant step forward in correcting this oversight in a way that is both intellectually vigorous, yet respectful."--Ken Mulholland, President, Salt Lake Theological Seminary "Intellectually serious evangelical responses to the faith of the Latter-day Saints have been depressingly rare. This book represents a significant contribution to a conversation that, really, has just begun." -Daniel Peterson, Brigham Young University; Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies (FARMS) "Finally we have a book from evangelicals in which the authors have made
The abortion controversy : 25 years after Roe v. Wade : a reader( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This anthology is a title acquired from Jones & Bartlett. It includes important and influential academic articles from all perspectives within the abortion debate and abridged versions of the most important Supreme Court decisions
The Abortion controversy : a reader( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro and con articles on abortion including Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, Webster v. Reproductive Health Services, and Planned Parenthood v. Casey
Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews worship the same God? : four views by Wm. Andrew Schwartz( Book )

4 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do Christians, Muslims, and Jews worship the same God? More foundationally, why does it even matter? In this Counterpoints volume, edited by Ronnie P. Campbell, Jr., and Christopher Gnanakan, five top-notch scholars present the main perspectives on whether the God of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam is one and the same"--
The Mormon concept of God : a philosophical analysis by Francis Beckwith( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matters of life and death : calm answers to tough questions about abortion and euthanasia by Francis Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide answers the most perplexing questions of our time. Briefly and accurately the authors present the medical, philosophical, and legal evidence. They also provide the texts of major court decisions, a "living will" form, and statements on the beginning of life and the ethics of civil disobedience
Do the right thing : readings in applied ethics and social philosophy( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do the right thing : a philosophical dialogue on the moral and social issues of our time( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bahaʼi by Francis Beckwith( Book )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Defending life : a moral and legal case against abortion choice
Affirmative action : social justice or reverse discrimination?Are you politically correct? : debating America's cultural standardsPolitics for Christians : statecraft as soulcraftLaw, Darwinism & public education : the establishment clause and the challenge of intelligent designRelativism : feet firmly planted in mid-airDavid Hume's argument against miracles : a critical analysisTo everyone an answer : a case for the Christian worldview : essays in honor of Norman L. GeislerNever doubt Thomas : the Catholic Aquinas as evangelical and Protestant
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Beckwith, Francis, 1960-

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Beckwith, Francis Joseph 1960-

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