Robert Woods

Robert Woods

  • Email: rwoods@faulkner.edu, robert.woods@studyliberalarts.org
  • Blog: Musings of a Christian Humanist
  • Current positions:
    • Director of the Great Books Honors College
    • Professor of Great Books
    • Tutoring Fellow in Humanities and Religion
  • Education:
    • PhD in Humanities, Florida State University
    • MA in Humanities and Logic, Florida State University
    • MA in Religious Studies, Florida State University
    • BA in Religious Studies, Florida State University
  • Publications:
    • A Reader in Christian Humanism (in process).
    • The Poison of the Sins We Do Each Other and The Fine We Do Before Death:  A Christian Humanistic Reading of Ray Bradbury’s Something Wicked This Way Comes (forthcoming).
    • Book Burning Without Fire or Kerosene: Ray Bradbury’s Bookless Dystopia and Why (in process).
    • Scripture Is Not Even Safe Book (in process).
    • “Signs of Decline: The Idea of Cultural Ruin in Select Writings of Christopher Dawson.” (in process).
    • Showing Every Consideration for All: A Classical Christian Approach to Civility and Manners.
    • Book Review, Jesus Christ and the Life of the Mind. Journal of Faith and The Academy. (forthcoming).
    • “Crisis of Western Education.” Journal of Education and Christian Belief Vol. 15:1/Spring 2011.
    • “Book Burning Without Fire or Kerosene and Why Scripture Is Not Even Safe: A Christian Humanistic Reading of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451.” Journal of Faith and The Academy. Vol. III, No. 2, 2010.
    • Book Review, On the Unseriousness of Human Affairs by James V.  Schall, Restoration Quarterly, 2004.
    • Book Review, Dynamics of World History by Christopher Dawson, Fides Et Historia, Spring, 2003.
    • “Concerned With Everything in the Universe.” Humanitas, XV, No. 2, 2002.
    • “A Discipline Ablaze.”  The University Bookman. No. 4 Vol. 42, 2002.
    • Book Review, The Book on the Bookshelf by Henry Petroski, Books and Culture, Spring 2000.
    • Book Review, The Dictionary of Biblical Imagery by Leland Ryken, et al, The Stone-Campbell Journal, Spring 1999
    • Book Review, The Truth of Things: Liberal Arts and the Recovery of Reality by Marion Montgomery, Integrity, Fall 1999.
    • Book Review, Patterns in History by D.W. Bebbington, Restoration Quarterly, 1993.
    • Book Review, Reading Between the Lines by Gene Veith, Restoration Quarterly, 1992.
    • Literary Guide to the Classics: Homer’s Odyssey.  Broadman & Holman, Publication Schedule Not Established.
  • Presentations
    • Visiting Scholar for The Big Read: Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at Helena, MT.  Funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Sept. 21-23, 2011.
    • “Erasmus’s Antibarbri and De Ratione Studii as Foundational Reflections for a Christian Pedagogical Renaissance.”  Faith and the Academy Lecture.  Spring 2010.
    • The Christian Humanism of Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet Richard Wilbur.  Faith and the Academy Lecture.  Spring 2007.
    • Confessions of a Christian Humanist.  Faith and the Academy Annual Faculty Lecture. (Special lecture) Fall 2006.
    • Paper Presentation, “Light from the Shadows:  George MacDonald’s Theory of the Imagination in Fairy Tale Form.” South Central Conference on Religion and Literature, Loyola University, 1995.
    • Special Guest Speaker for Greek Night, The Renaissance Club, The Meaning of Greek Tragedy and Why We Might Not Get It.  Osceola Civic Center, March 1994.
    • Special Guest panelist, The Forum on Educational Reform, Osceola Civic Center, Jan. 1993.