Friday, May 4, 2007
Evangelical Theological Society President Becomes Catholic

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!

"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

6 comment(s):

del_button May 4, 2007 at 8:11 PM
Russ Rentler, M.D. said...

God is really moving in amazing ways.
Praise Him!

del_button May 4, 2007 at 11:44 PM
Anonymous said...

but we lost a fellow catholic and blogger Bill Cork of Built on the Rock Blog:(

del_button May 5, 2007 at 10:17 PM
Joseph Fromm said...

When Christ takes hold of your life, or I should say when you let Christ take hold of your life amazing things happen. The spiritual joy that the Beckworth's are experiencing must be out of this world!


del_button May 7, 2007 at 7:59 PM
Anonymous said...

When did Dr. James R. White become the Director of ETS?

del_button September 24, 2007 at 10:23 AM
Anonymous said...

Just my hunch, but I think that the author of the article must have meant that James White is the director of Alpha and Omega ministries, not the ETS. It that's the case, this is a pretty big gaff.

del_button April 19, 2013 at 10:59 PM
Catholic Side said...

What happened to him?

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