Alan Jacobs


Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University. His most recent books are How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds (Convergent Books, 2017) and The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Intellectuals and Total War (Oxford University Press, 2018). He has also published The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography, a critical edition of W. H. Auden's long poem For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio (both Princeton University Press, 2013), and three collections of essays, and works of literary theory, biography, theology, and cultural history. After teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois for 29 years, he came to Baylor in 2013. 

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