Michael Beaty

Michael Beaty
Professor of Philosophy
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Ph.D - University of Notre Dame (Philosophy)
M.A.- Baylor University (Philosophy)
B.A. - Ouachita Baptist University (Philosophy)

Areas of Interest

Philosophy of Religion, Christian Higher Education, Moral Philosophy and Metaethics, Social Philosophy

Selected Publications

Christian Theism and Moral Philosophy (edited by Michael Beaty, Carlton Fisher, Houghton College, and Mark T. Nelson, University of Leeds, UK) Mercer University Press, 1998.

Christian Theism and the Problems of Philosophy, editor. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 1990.

"Citizenship, Faith, and Christian Higher Education," in Cultivating Citizens: Essays on Soulcraft and Contemporary Citizenship eds. Dwight D. Allman and Michael Beaty (Lexington Books), [forthcoming Fall, 2002].

"Secularization and National Universities: The Effect of Religious Identity on Academic Reputation," (co-authored with Larry Lyon and Stephanie Litizzette Mixon), The Journal of Higher Education (forthcoming).

"Cultivating Christian Citizenship: Martha Nussbaum's Socrates, Augustine's Confessions, and Contemporary Academia," (co-authored with Anne-Marie Bowery) Christian Scholar's Review (forthcoming).

"Making Sense of a 'Religious' University: Faculty Adaptations and Opinions at Brigham Young, Baylor, Notre Dame, and Boston College," (co-authored with Larry Lyon and Stephanie Litizzette Mixon), Review of Religious Research (June, 2002: 326-348).

"Identity and Relationships: Baptist Models-- Past, Present, and Future," in the Future of Church Colleges, in The Future of Church-Related Colleges (ed.), Paul Dovre, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.: Grand Rapids, Michigan, 2002), pp. 116-140.

"Integration, Secularization, and the Two-Sphere View at Religious Colleges: Comparing Baylor University with the University of Notre Dame and Georgetown College," (co-authored with Dr. Larry Lyon), Christian Scholars Review XXIX:1, Fall 1999.

Review essay of The Dying of the Light: The Disengagement of Colleges and Universities from Their Christian Colleges, The Journal of College and University Law, Vol. 26, Summer 1999.

"Christian Higher Education: An Historical and Philosophical Perspective" (co-authored with Mr. Todd Buras and Dr. Larry Lyon) Perspectives in Religious Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, Summer 1997.

"The Problem of Evil and the Unanswered Questions Argument," in Southwest Philosophy Review, vol. IV, 1988, pp.57-64.