"Dr. Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, has become Catholic. Dr. Beckwith was raised Catholic but became an Evangelical Protestant in youth. After a review of Catholic theology and its basis, however, he has been reconciled with the Church."
Francis J. Beckwith is Associate Professor of Church-State Studies (tenured), Baylor University, where he teaches courses in the departments of church-state studies, philosophy, and political science. A 2002-03 James Madison Fellow in the Politics Department at Princeton University, he currently serves as a member of Princeton's James Madison Society. He is a graduate of Fordham University (Ph.D., philosophy) and the Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (Master of Juridical Studies).
On November 17, 2006 Professor Beckwith became the President of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), a position that has a one-year term. He is the 57th president of ETS, an academic society that has over 4,100 members. In July 2005 he began a three-year term as a member of the American Philosophical Association's Committee on Philosophy and Law.
Dr. James R. White, Director of ETS, in his reaction, seems dazed, confused and shocked. However, I salute Dr. Beckwith as a man who has the courage to follow his conscience, convictions, and God's Call. Welcome Home Dr. Beckwith!
Source: Ave Maria Online
Friday, May 4, 2007
Posted by Matthew
Here is news of another prominent conversion as Dr. Francis Beckwith, the president of the Evangelical Theological Society, converts to Catholicism. Alleluia! Visit his blog and congratulation him!