Carl L. Beckwith

Carl L. Beckwith

Professor of Divinity

Beeson Divinity School

Office: Divinity Hall 
Phone: 205-726-2585

Carl Beckwith joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2007 and teaches church history and doctrine. His research interests include the Trinitarian thought of the Early Church Fathers, the use of the Fathers by the Reformers, and Lutheran theology. He is the author of Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity (Oxford University), The Holy Trinity, and volume 3 of the Confessional Lutheran Dogmatics series; translator of Johann Gerhard’s Handbook of Consolations (Wipf & Stock); and editor of Ezekiel and Daniel in the Reformation Commentary on Scripture series (IVP). Beckwith has published articles in the Journal of Early Christian Studies, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Scottish Journal of Theology, and Concordia Theological Quarterly. Before coming to Beeson Divinity School, Beckwith taught at Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania and at the University of Notre Dame. He is an ordained minister in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. He and his wife, Julie, have two daughters.


  • Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
  • M.A., Yale University
  • M.Phil., Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
  • B.A., St. Olaf College