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Ralph C. Hancock

Professor of Political Philosophy

Ralph C. Hancock is a Fellow at the Wheatley Institution and a Professor of Political Philosophy at Brigham Young University and President of the John Adams Center for the Study of Faith, Philosophy, and Public Affairs. Hancock got his B.A. (summa cum laude) from BYU and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard. His books include “The Responsibility of Reason: Theory and Practice in a Liberal-Democratic Age” and “Calvin and the Foundations of Modern Politics”; he has also translated numerous works from French. Hancock is also a contributing editor of the quarterly Perspectives on Political Science and an editor at the online scholarly journal, which addresses public affairs for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ralph and his wife, Julie, are parents of five children and grandparents of thirteen.