Carl L. Beckwith


Professor of Divinity
History and Doctrine

Phone: (205) 726-2585



B.A., St. Olaf College
M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
M.A., Yale University
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

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Carl Beckwith joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2007 and teaches church history and doctrine. His research interests include the Trinitarian thought of the Early Church Fathers, the use of the Fathers by the Reformers, and Lutheran theology. He is the author of Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity, The Holy Trinity, volume 3 of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series, translator of Johann Gerhard’s Handbook of Consolations, and editor of Ezekiel and Daniel in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series. Beckwith has published articles in the Journal of Early Christian Studies, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Scottish Journal of Theology, and Concordia Theological Quarterly. Before coming to Beeson Divinity School, Beckwith taught at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania and at the University of Notre Dame. He is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters.