Carl L. Beckwith
Professor of Divinity
Beeson Divinity School
History and Doctrine
Office:  Divinity Hall
Phone: 205-726-2585

Carl Beckwith joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2007 and teaches church history and doctrine. His research interests include the Trinitarian and Christological 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 (Oxford University), Johann Gerhard’s Handbook of Consolations (Wipf & Stock); Ezekiel and Daniel in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (IVP), The Holy Trinity, volume 3 of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series (Luther Academy), and Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings (Concordia Publishing House). Beckwith has published articles in the Journal of Early Christian Studies, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Scottish Journal of TheologyConcordia Theological Quarterly, and The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Martin Luther. Beckwith is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters.

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

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