Douglas Henry


Associate Professor of Philosophy

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  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University
  • B.A., Oklahoma Baptist University


  • Plato, Ancient Philosophy

Research Interests

Plato, Ancient Philosophy, Religion and Higher Education, Philosophy of Education

Selected Publications

Edited Books

  • Editor, with Michael Beaty, of The Schooled Heart: Moral Formation in American Higher Education. Baylor University Press, 2007.
  • Editor, with Michael Beaty, of Christianity and the Soul of the University: Faith as a Foundation for Intellectual Community. Baker Academic, 2006.
  • Editor, with Bob R. Agee, of Faithful Learning and the Christian Scholarly Vocation. Eerdmans, 2003.

Recent Articles

  • "Vocation and Story: Narrating Self and World," in At This Time and In This Place: Vocation and Higher Education, ed. David S. Cunningham (New York: Oxford University Press, 2015).
  • "Platonism," in The Worldview Study Bible, ed. David Dockery and Jeremy Howard (Nashville, TN: B&J Publishing Group), forthcoming.
  • "The End of Baptist Dissent," Perspectives in Religious Studies, vol. 40, no. 4 (Winter 2013): 367-387.
  • "Plato's Symposium, in Finding a Common Thread: Reading Great Texts from Homer to O'Connor, ed. Robert C. Roberts, Scott H. Moore, and Donald D. Schmeltekopf (South Bend, IN: St. Augustine's Press, 2013), pp. 32-49.
  • "Hope's Promise for Christians in the Not Yet and In Between," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, vol. 14, no. 3 (Summer 2011): 104-132.
  • "Quid Ipse Sis Nosse Desisti," in The Normativity of the Natural: Human Goods, Human Virtues, and Human Flourishing, ed. Mark J. Cherry, Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture, vol. 16 (Dordrecht: Springer, 2009), pp. 77-99.
  • "Reasonable Doubts about Reasonable Nonbelief," Faith and Philosophy, vol. 25, no. 3 (July 2008): 276-289.
  • "Protestant Free Church Christians and Gaudium et Spes: An Historical and Philosophical Perspective," Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture, vol. 10, no. 1 (Winter 2007): 132-161. Co-authors: Michael D. Beaty and Scott H. Moore.
  • "Can Baptist Theology Sustain the Life of the Mind? The Quest for a Vital Baptist Academy," Perspectives in Religious Studies, vol. 33, no. 2 (Summer 2006): 203-226.
  • "Intellectual Integrity in the Christian Scholar's Life," Christian Scholar's Review, vol. 33, no. 2 (Fall 2003): 55-74.
  • "Correspondence Theories, Natural-Selective Truth, and Unsurmounted Skepticism" Philosophia Christi, vol. 5, no. 1 (June 2003): 93-112.
  • "Does Reasonable Nonbelief Exist?" Faith and Philosophy, vol. 18, no. 1 (January 2001): 75-92.

Work in Progress

I am currently at work on the following articles:

  • Iris Murdoch's This-Worldly Eudaimonism
  • Just Piety: Pursuing Holiness in Plato's Euthyphro"
  • What Can a Pagan Teach Christians of Holiness? Reading Plato's Euthyphro with Humility, Wonder, and Joy