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Jacobs, Alan

ISR Resident Fellow

Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. My most recent books are The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography and a critical edition of Auden’s The Age of Anxiety (both Princeton University Press, 2013). 

Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Alan Jacobs was Clyde S. Kilby Chair and Professor of English at Wheaton College (Illinois) since 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his PhD. from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jacobs teaches theology and literary theory for the Honors Program, a field in which his prolific authorship has established him as a leading scholar. His books include: The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (2013); W. H. Auden, For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio (2013, edited) ; W. H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue (2011, edited) ; The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011) ; Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant (2010) ; Sin: A Cultural History (2009) ; Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life (2008) ; The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis (2006) ; Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling (2004) ; A Theology of Reading: The Hermeneutics of Love (2001) ; A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age (2001) ; What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry (1998). ; Must Christianity be Violent? Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology, ed. with Kenneth R. Chase (2003).

Besides authoring books, Jacobs is a frequent guest on Mars Hill Audio, blogs for The American Conservative, and serves as contributing editor for The New Atlantis. At Baylor, Dr. Jacobs has taught a variety of classes including Great Texts of the Medieval Intellectual Tradition, Theology and Literary Theory, Great Texts of the Early Modern Age, Living and Thinking in a Digital Age, and Confession and Autobiography.

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