|Robert P. Kraynak|
Robert P. Kraynak came to Colgate in 1978 from Harvard University, where he received his PhD in government. He teaches courses in the fields of political philosophy and general education, including courses on American political thought, the history of Western political philosophy, natural law, religion and politics, and conservative political thought. He received the Colgate Alumni Corporation "Distinguished Teaching Award" in 2006, and he directs Colgate's Center for Freedom and Western Civilization.
Among his published works are Christian Faith and Modern Democracy: God and Politics in the Fallen World (Notre Dame Press, 2001); In Defense of Human Dignity, edited with Glenn Tinder (Notre Dame Press, 2003): and Reason, Faith, and Politics, edited with Arthur M. Melzer (Lexington, 2008). He also contributed to Human Dignity and Bioethics, published by the President's Council on Bioethics (2008).
Church-State Relations in America and Europe - Interview w. Zenit News Service.
- Part I: America's Civil Religion. March 25, 2005.
- Part II: Different Paths of Development. March 26, 2005.
- III: on Catholicism and Americanism. March 27, 2003.
- Aquinas for the Democratic Age. Review of Liberty, Wisdom, and Grace: Thomism and Democratic Political Theory, by John P. Hittinger. Claremont Review of Books Spring 2004.
- The Illusion of Christian Democracy Conclusion to a symposium on Christian Faith and Modern Democracy, on the tension between Christianity and modern liberal democracy. [.pdf format]
- Natural Rights and the American Experiment: Some Problems for Christian Theology Lecture for The Witherspoon Fellowship. March 12, 2004.
- Conservative Critics of Modernity: Can They Turn Back the Clock? The Intercollegiate Review Volume 37, Number 1 - Fall 2001.
- Interview - Mars Hill Audio Journal Vol. 54.
From Journal of Markets & Morality Volume 7, Number 2. Fall 2004:
- The Influence of Kant on Christian Theology: A Debate About Human Dignity and Christian Personalism, by Derek S. Jeffreys.
- A Response to Derek S. Jeffreys, by Robert Kraynak.
- A Response to Robert Kraynak by Derek S. Jeffreys.
- A Response to Derek S. Jeffreys [Part II], by Robert Kraynak.
Christian Faith and Modern Democracy - A Symposium - Catholic Social Science Review Volume IX (2004) - [NOTE: all articles in Adobe .pdf format]:
- Introduction - Kenneth L. Grasso.
- About Christian Faith and Modern Democracy, by Robert Kraynak.
- Words That Sound Alike But Have Different Meanings, by Gary Glenn.
- Making the Christian Case for Democracy, by Jeanne Heffernan
- Democracy, Modernity, and the Catholic Human Rights Revolution, by Kenneth L. Grasso.
- Kraynak: Christianity vs. Modernity?, by Robert P. Hunt.
- Christian and Democrat? The Trans-Political Character of Christian Democracy, by Timothy Sherratt.
- Freedom, Equality, Dignity of the Human Person, by Norris W. Clarke, SJ.
- Personhood as Gift and Task, by Gregory Beabout.
- Christianity, a Culture of Love, and Kraynak's Private Critique, by David S. Crawford.
- The Illusion of Christian Democracy, by Robert Kraynak.