Carl Beckwith joined the faculty of Concordia Theological Seminary as professor of historical theology in 2023. Beckwith is a graduate of St. Olaf College (BA), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (MPhil), Yale Divinity School (MA), and the University of Notre Dame (PhD). His research interests include the Trinitarian and Christological thought of the Early Church Fathers, notably Augustine of Hippo, and the reception of Patristic and medieval thought by the Lutheran Reformers. Beckwith is the author of The Holy Trinity, volume 3 of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics Series (Luther Academy, 2016), and Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity (Oxford, 2008). He is the editor of Martin Luther’s Basic Exegetical Writings (CPH, 2017), Ezekiel and Daniel in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (IVP, 2012), and the translator of Johann Gerhard’s Handbook of Consolations (Wipf&Stock, 2009). His most recent articles have appeared in Revue d’Études Augustiniennes et Patristiques, Journal of Early Christian Studies, Augustinian Studies, Journal of Theological Studies, and Concordia Theological Quarterly.
Prior to serving at CTSFW, Beckwith taught at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University in Birmingham, AL (2007–2023), Thiel College, Greenville, PA (2005–2007), and the University of Notre Dame (2003–2005). Beckwith has also served as pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Birmingham, AL (2009–2016) and as associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hanceville, AL (2016–2023). He is married to Julie and has two daughters, Paige and Madeleine.
During his time at Beeson, Dr. Beckwith wrote the article: sola scriptura, the Fathers, and the Lutheran Reformers, you can find a link to that article here.