J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., is a 2018 Affiliate Scholar of the Acton Institute, a contributing editor of the journal Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy and the journal Touchstone, and an affiliated scholar of the John Jay Institute. He is author, co-author, editor or co-editor of fourteen books, including Natural Law and Religious Freedom (Routledge, 2017), (with David D. Corey) The Just War Tradition: An Introduction (ISI Books, 2012), (with David B. Capes) Thriving in Babylon (Pickwick, 2011), A Return to Moral First Things: Retrieving the Natural Law (Eerdmans, 2008), and most recently, (with Mark David Hall) America’s Wars: A Just War Perspective (University of Notre Dame Press, forthcoming). Charles has taught at Taylor University and Union University, served as director of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought & Practice, was a 2013/14 visiting professor in the honors program at Berry College, and served as a 2007/8 William B. Simon visiting fellow in religion and public life at the James Madison Program, Princeton University, as well as the 2003/4 visiting fellow of the Institute for Faith & Learning, Baylor University. The focus of Charles’ research and writing is religion and society, Christian social ethics, the just war tradition, and the natural law. Prior to entering the university classroom, Charles did public policy work in criminal justice in Washington, DC.
Affiliate Scholar, Acton Institute