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.
- "What Do You Do When You Are on the Wrong Side of History?" The Federalist, May 5, 2014.
- "The Brave New World of Same-Sex Marriage" The Federalist, February 19, 2014.
- No God, No Science: Creation, Cosmology, Biology (Blackwell, 2013).
- "Absolute Pluralism: How the Dictatorship of Relativism Dictates" Communio: International Catholic Review 40, no. 2-3 (Summer-Fall 2013).
- “Begging the Human Question.” Humanum: Issues in Family Culture and Science (Summer 2012): 1-12.
- “Aggiornamento and the Sciences: What Does it Mean?” Communio: International Catholic Review 39, no. 1-2 (Spring-Summer 2012).
- “Homo Faber and/or Homo Adorans: On the Place of Human Making in a Sacramental Cosmos,” Communio: International Catholic Review 38 (Summer 2011): 198-236.