Author: Christopher W. Parr

Christopher W. Parr

Christopher W. Parr Christopher Parr is a Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a B.S. in Humanities from Boyce College and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

John Witherspoon, Protestant Statesman

John Witherspoon provides a realistic vision of Protestant political engagement which is beholden neither to a belief in national election nor to Enlightenment anthropocentrism with its claim of a neutral public square. In this biography of Witherspoon readers will encounter a model Protestant statesman who embodies both our theological convictions and the principles of government which shaped our nation’s political character.

Academic Freedom is Not Enough

Whether they be theological seminaries, liberal arts colleges, or research universities, institutions of higher education have a telos apart from the public square which involves recognizing revealed truth, not merely pursuing it.