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Having previously taught at Taylor University, Union University and Bryan College, Dr. Charles served as visiting fellow, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, 2003-2004; William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions, Department of Politics, Princeton University, 2007-2008; and senior fellow, Center for Politics and Religion, Union University, 2008-2009. Dr. Charles’s work focuses on a wide range of themes that concern the intersection of faith and culture, including criminal justice ethics, religion in the public sphere, bioethics, war and peace and humanitarian intervention, and natural law. He is author or co-editor of 12 books, including most recently with David D. Corey The Just War Tradition: An Introduction (ISI Books, 2012), with David B. Capes Thriving in Babylon (Wipf and Stock, 2011), Retrieving the Natural Law: A Return to Moral First Things (Eerdmans, 2008), Faithful to the End (Broadman and Holman, 2007), and Between Pacifism and Jihad (InterVarsity Press, 2005). Charles is also translator, German to English, of Claus Westermann’s The Roots of Wisdom (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1994). His work has been published in a wide array of both scholarly and popular journals, including First Things, Pro Ecclesia, Touchstone, Journal of Church and State, National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, Journal of Religious Ethics, Books and Culture, Cultural Encounters, Philosophia Christi, The Weekly Standard, and Christian Scholar’s Review.

Recent Articles by J. Daryl Charles

  • How to think vocationally

    It has been standard in Christian circles for much of the church’s history to speak of three general types of calling—a calling to Christ, a calling to a specific task or service, and a