J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D.

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John Jay Institute

J. Daryl Charles, Ph.D., is a contributing editor of Providence: A Journal of Christianity and American Foreign Policy and the journal Touchstone. Charles is author, co-author, or editor of some 20 books, including most recently (with Eric Patterson) Just War and Christian Traditions; Our Secular Vocation: Rethinking the Church’s Calling to the MarketplaceWisdom and Work: Theological Reflections on Human Labor from EcclesiastesWisdom’s Work: Essays on Ethics, Vocation, and Culture; America and the Just War Tradition: A History of U.S. Conflicts (with Mark David Hall); Natural Law and Religious Freedom (with David D. Corey); The Just War Tradition: An Introduction. 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 and 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, D.C.


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