Scott H. Moore

Scott H. Moore
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts, Assistant Director of the University Scholars Program
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Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts

Assistant Director of the University Scholars Program


  • Ph.D., Baylor University
  • M.Div., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Baylor University


  • Philosophy and Literature
  • Hermeneutics
  • Philosophy of Religion


Research Interests

Iris Murdoch, Wendell Berry, Agrarianism, Religion and Politics


Selected Publications


  • How to Burn a Goat: Farming with the Philosophers. Baylor University Press, 2019.
  • The Limits of Liberal Democracy: Politics and Religion at the End of Modernity. Inter-Varsity Press, 2009.
  • (co-edited with Robert C. Roberts and Donald Schmeltekopf)Finding a Common Thread: Reading Great Texts from Homer to O’Connor.. St. Augustine Press, 2013.

Selected Articles

  • “Rethinking Food, Fortune, and Misfortune: Reading Wendell Berry in a Time of Pandemic,” Review and Expositor (2020)
  • “The Mad Farmer’s Gay Liberation Front? Wendell Berry on Same-Sex Marriage,” Local Culture: Journal of the Front Porch Republic (2019)
  • "The Consolations of Fiction: J.R.R. Tolkien and Iris Murdoch." In Tolkien,our Contemporary,edited by Ralph Wood. University of Notre Dame Press (2015).
  • "Murdoch’s Fictional Philosophers: What They Say and What They Show." In Iris Murdoch: Morality and the Novel,edited by Anne Rowe. London: Palgrave (2010).
  • "Humanities in an Ecclesially-based University: Return to Reading Greats." In Conflicting Allegiances: The Church-Based University in a Liberal Democratic    Society,edited by Michael Budde and John Wright. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press (2004).
  • "Hospitality as an Alternative to Tolerance," Communio XXVII:3 (Fall 2000).
  • "Christian History, Providence, and Michel Foucault," Fides et Historia 29:1 (1997).