Publications and Presentations

RECENT AND SELECTED

by R. Dean Davenport, Ph.D.

Published Books

Patriarchy and Politics: An Evaluation of the Religious, Political & Social Thought of Sir Robert Filmer (1588-1653) and Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1898). Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Müller & Co., 2010. ISBN: 978-3-639-21225-9 [334 pp.]



Published Articles & Reviews

Review: Rallying the Really Human Things: The Moral Imagination in Politics, Literature, and Everyday Life by Vigen Guroian. Journal of Church and State 48:4 (Autumn 2007): 880-81.

Review: Love, Sex and Marriage in the Middle Ages: A Sourcebook, edited by Conor McCarthy. Journal of Church and State 48:2 (Spring 2006): 462-64.

Review: Explaining the English Revolution: Hobbes and His Contemporaries by Mark S. Jendrysik. Journal of Church and State 47:1 (Winter 2005): 170-72.

Review: Contemplatives in Action: The Jesuit Way by William A. Barry, S.J. and Robert G. Doherty, S. J. Journal of Church and State 46:1 (Winter 2004): 145-46.

Review: Academic Freedom and Christian Scholarship by Anthony J. Diekema. Journal of Church and State 45:1 (Winter 2003): 187-188.

Review: The Covenant Connection: From Federal Theology to Modern Federalism, edited by Daniel J. Elazar. Journal of Church and State 44:1 (Winter 2002): 172-73.

"On the Limits of the State in Education" in The Limits of Government, introduction by D. Eric Schansberg. Grand Rapids: Acton Institute, 2000.

Review: Curriculum, Religion, and Public Education, edited by James T. Sears. Journal of Church and State 42:4 (Autumn 2000): 870-72.

Review: The City of Man by Pierre Manent. Journal of Church and State 41:4 (Autumn 1999): 81.

"A Theological Perspective on the Rise of Poverty in America" in The Remedy for Poverty: Essays on the Moral Foundation of Effective Charity. Grand Rapids: Acton Institute, 1996.


Conference Presentations & Lectures


"The Tradition of Critical Thinking: Analysis and Evaluation" presented at General Education Conference, Purdue University Global, April 2019.

"Critical Thinking: A Lifelong Competency" presented at General Education Conference, Purdue University Global, May 2018.

"Critical Thinking in the Classroom: The Challenge of Critical Thinking" presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2017.

"Dostoevsky’s Existential Ethics in The Brothers Karamazov" presented at 39th European Studies Conference, University of Nebraska-Omaha, October 2014.

"Why Critical Thinking Matters: Five Examples" presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2014.

"Critical Thinking and the Novus Ordo Seclorum" presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2013.

Critical Thinking from the Classroom to the Courtroom” presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2012.

The Challenge of Critical Thinking” presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2011.

“General Education Literacies: Critical Thinking and Ethics" presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, June 2010.

"Critical Thinking" presented at General Education Conference, Kaplan University, May 2009.

“Robert Lewis Dabney and Public Education" presented at Lilly Fellows National Research Conference, November 2002. Ω


Academic Degrees & Institutions

Ph.D., Baylor University
J.D., Texas Tech University
M.A., Baylor University
B.S., Georgetown College


Membership in Professional Organizations

American Bar Association (ABA)
State Bar of Texas (SBOT)
Texas Center for Legal Ethics (TCLE)
American Philosophical Association (APA)
American Historical Association (AHA)
American Association of University Professors (AAUP)


Websites

EstateLawTexas.com