Evangelical society president quits, returns to Catholicism

Beckwith returns to the faith of his youth
A Baylor University scholar serving this year as president of the Evangelical Theological Society shocked colleagues by returning to the Catholic faith of his youth and college years.

Francis Beckwith, associate professor of church-state studies at Baylor, announced last month on his Internet blog that he was resigning as president of the 4,100-member Evangelical Theological Society. He resigned as an ETS member two days later.

“My work in philosophy, ethics and theology has always been Catholic- friendly, but I would have never predicted that I would return to the church, for there seemed to me too many theological and ecclesiastical issues that appeared insurmountable,” Beckwith wrote in the May 5 posting on his “Right Reason” blog.


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