Jonathan Fuqua, adjunct professor of philosophy, in conjunction with Brian Besong, assistant professor of philosophy at Ohio Dominican University, recently published a book entitled “Faith and Reason: Philosophers Explain Their Turn to Catholicism.”

Published by Ignatius Press, “Faith and Reason” displays through narrative, philosophy, and theology, the splendid and fruitful compatibility of faith and reason. Here one will find compelling stories and arguments from senior statesmen in the field and bright young philosophers alike, all detailing how their reasoned and rigorous pursuit of truth led them to the Catholic faith. If you’ve ever wondered why anyone, especially philosophers, would join the Catholic Church in such a time as this, this book is for you.

“I’m proud to have co-edited with Brian Besong, this exciting new book on philosophers who have converted to Catholicism,” said Fuqua. “We hope that this book makes a significant contribution to the theological and philosophical exchange between Catholic thinkers and their non-Catholic interlocutors. Most importantly, we hope and pray that this book will help those who read it to see that reason finds a real ally in the Catholic faith.”

Fuqua has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Purdue University. He teaches philosophy at Quincy University and theology at Quincy Notre Dame High School. Along with his wife, Angela, and their children, he entered the Catholic Church in 2017.

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