Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science
B.S., University of Colorado
M.Div., Duke University
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Professor Hanby came to the Institute in 2007 from Baylor University where he was Assistant Professor of Theology in the Honors College and Associate Director of the Baylor Institute for Faith and Learning. Before that he was Arthur J. Ennis Fellow in the Humanities at Villanova University. Professor Hanby is author of the 2013 monograph from Wiley-Blackwell, No God, No Science?: Theology, Cosmology, Biology which reassesses the relationship between the doctrine of creation, Darwinian evolutionary biology, and science more generally. He is also author of Augustine and Modernity (Routledge 2003) which is simultaneously a re-reading of Augustine's Trinitarian theology and a protest against the contemporary argument for continuity between Augustine and Descartes. He has contributed chapters to a number of volumes and is also author of several articles appearing in Communio, Modern Theology, Pro Ecclesia, and Theology Today.
- "The Birth of Liberal Order and the Death of God: A Reply to Robert Reilly's America on Trial. Part 1." Part 2. Part 3. New Polity Magazine (February 2021).
- "Politics Cannot Save Us." The Lamp Magazine (July 2020).
- "The Abolition of Man and Woman." Wall Street Journal (June 2020).
- "Technocracy and the Body." Humanum: Issues in Family Culture and Science Issue 4 (2018).
- “A False Paradigm: Against the De-Hellenization of Christianity." First Things (November 2018).
- “The Whole World Groans.” First Things (October 2018).
- “A More Perfect Absolutism.” First Things (October 2016).
- “After the Fall.” First Things (October 2016).
- “Technology and Time.” Communio 43 (Fall 2016): 342-64.
- "The Brave New World of Same-Sex Marriage." The Federalist (February 2014).
- "The A.R.T. of Reproduction: Reconceiving the Human Person." Humanum: Issues in Family Culture and Science Issue 2 (2014).
- "Absolute Pluralism: How the Dictatorship of Relativism Dictates." Communio 40 (Summer-Fall 2013): 542-76.
- “Begging the Human Question.” Humanum: Issues in Family Culture and Science (Summer 2012): 1-12.
- “Aggiornamento and the Sciences: What Does it Mean?” Communio 39 (Spring-Summer 2012).
- “Homo Faber and/or Homo Adorans: On the Place of Human Making in a Sacramental Cosmos.” Communio 38 (Summer 2011): 198-236.
- No God, No Science?: Theology, Cosmology, Biology. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013).
- Augustine and Modernity. (Routledge, 2003).