Scott Moore, Ph.D.

Scott Moore, Ph.D.
UNSC Assistant Director
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts
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UNSC Associate Director
Associate Professor of Philosophy and Great Texts


  • 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: Religion and Politics at the End of Modernity.  (IVP Academic, 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).

University Scholars

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