Alan Jacobs

Senior Fellow, Comment Advisory


Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University. His most recent book is Breaking Bread with the Dead: A Reader’s Guide to a More Tranquil Mind (Penguin, 2020). Before that he published The Year of Our Lord 1943: Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis (Oxford University Press, 2018) and How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds (Currency Books, 2017). He has published fifteen books in all, and in addition to his work for Comment has written for such publications as Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The American Scholar, and many more. After teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois for twenty-nine years, he came to Baylor in 2013.

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