Alan Jacobs
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Alan Jacobs

I grew up in Alabama, attended the University of Alabama, then got my PhD at the University of Virginia. In 1984 I started teaching at Wheaton College in Illinois. In 2013 my family and I moved to Waco, Texas, where I am now Distinguished Professor of the Humanities in the Honors Program. My dear wife Teri and I have been married for thirty-six years, and have one son, Wesley.

My work is hard to describe, at least for me, because it revolves around multiple interests, primary among them being literature, theology, and technology. I also watch soccer and write about it, but that's purely recreational.

You can find out a lot more about me online: Twitter, my blogs, my home page. Google is the friend of inquiring minds.

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    • How to Think

    • A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 4 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we're not as good at thinking as we assume - but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern life....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • How to think is as much art as science

    • By Adam Shields on 10-18-17

    Regular price: $21.00

    • The Year of Our Lord 1943

    • Christian Humanism in an Age of Crisis
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    By early 1943, it had become increasingly clear the Allies would win the Second World War. It also became increasingly clear to Christian intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic the soon-to-be-victorious nations were not culturally or morally prepared for their success....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Education as virtue development

    • By Adam Shields on 10-03-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Narnian

    • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
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    The story of a profound mind and extraordinary imagination, The Narnian is a remarkable tale of a man who knew great loss and great delight....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • C.S. Lewis, lover of fairy tales

    • By RoamingChile on 01-20-06
    • The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis
    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: Alan Jacobs
    • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 10-12-05
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 167 ratings

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Decadent Immortals of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles and The Public Poetry of W.H. Auden

    • By: Alan Jacobs
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 1 hr and 46 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Literary critic Alan Jacobs on the decadence of Anne Rice's vampire novels and the social themes in...

    Regular price: $6.95

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