Published Works

Books

Benjamin Franklin's Intellectual World. Edited by Matthew S. Holland and Paul E.Kerry. Madison: Fairleigh Dickson University Press, 2012.

Bonds of Affection: Civic Charity and the Making of America. Washington D.C.:

Georgetown University Press, 2007.(Named 2009 outstanding academic title by Choice Magazine)

Franklin as Thinker. Edited by Matthew Holland and Paul Kerry. A collection of essays by Franklin scholars in political theory and history from the U.S. and Europe.

Articles/Essays/Book Chapters

"Gettysburg and the New "Proposition" of American Politics." The Witherspoon Institute, within Religion and the Public Square. November 19, 2013.

"Gettysburg and the New "Proposition" of American Politics." Deseret News. November 17, 2013.

"With Charity for All." Life in the Law. Cameron, Scott W., Fletcher, Galen L., and Jane H. Wise, ed. 195-202. Provo: BYU Press, 2009.

"Letter to the Editor." First Things, February 2009.

"Questions are Key to Making History." Deseret News, Hal Gregerson and Matthew S. Holland, Opinion section January 19, 2009.

"Natural Law." Essay for the Encyclopedia of the American Enlightenment. New York and London: 2009).

"A Word Fitly Spoken': A Review Essay of Douglas L. Wilson's Lincoln's Sword." Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, 29 (1) (Winter 2008).

"Remembering John Winthrop—Hawthorne's Suggestion." Perspectives on Political Science. 36 (1) (Winter 2007).

"To Close the Circle of Our Felicities': Caritas and Jefferson's First Inaugural." The Review of Politics, 66 (2) (Spring 2004).

"Christian Love and the Foundations of American Politics: Winthrop, Jefferson and Lincoln." In Democracy And Its Friendly Critics: Tocqueville and Political Life Today ed. Peter Lawler 137-53. Lanham: Lexington Press, 2004.

"Thomas Jefferson: Religious Beliefs and Political Doctrines." In Lectures on Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, ed. John W. Welch, 85-96. Provo: BYU Press, 2003.

Other Published Works

A Fork in the Road. American Fork, UT. Covenant Communications, Inc. 2012.

Conference Organizer

International Conference on the "Transatlantic Ideas of the American Founding." Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. University of Edinburgh. March 2008.

International Conference on "Benjamin Franklin as Thinker." Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. Cambridge University. March 2007.

Conference Presentations

"Lincoln and the Politics of Reconciliation." Single authored paper presented at a public conference on Moral Conflict and the Free Society, James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions and the Association for the Study of Free Institutions, Princeton, New Jersey, May 2008.

"The Power of One Generation Over Another: The Founders' Constitutional Liberalism Reconsidered." Single authored symposium paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pa., September 2006.

"Democracy With an Expiration Date: Same Sex Marriage and Ethical Imperatives of the Founding." Single authored paper presented at a symposium on "What's the Harm?"—How Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage Will Harm Society, Families, Adults, Children and Marriage, J. Reuben Clark School of Law and the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America, Provo, Utah, September 2006.

"The Art of Lincoln's Republicanism—Faith, Time, and Love." Single authored symposium paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meetings, Philadelphia, Pa., November 2005.

"Realizing and Perpetuating Freedom: The Founders' Liberalism Reconsidered" Single authored symposium paper presented at the Association for Political Theory Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Mo., October 2005.

"The Founders, Freedom and Future Generations." Single authored symposium paper presented at the Northeastern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., November 2004.

"Christian Love and the Foundations of American Politics: Winthrop, Jefferson and Lincoln." Single authored symposium paper presented at the New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass., May 2004.

"Two Concepts of Charity: The Inaugural Rhetoric of Jefferson and Lincoln." Single authored symposium paper presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, La., Jan. 2004.

Also presented at the "Thomas Jefferson Conference" sponsored by the International Lincoln Center for American Studies. Shreveport, La., October 2003.

"Hawthorne and the Role of John Winthrop in the American Political Imagination." Single authored symposium paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 2003.

"Religion And Politics: Jefferson's Other Metaphor." Single authored symposium paper presented at the New England Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Providence, R.I., May 2003. "

'To Close the Circle of our Felicities': New Testament Love and the Meaning of Jefferson's First Inaugural." A single authored symposium paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Ma., August 2002.

"Bacon and the New Mercies of Modernity." A single authored symposium paper presented at the American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Ca., Augt. 2001.

Conference Chair/Participant/Respondent

Commission for Economic Development, Utah County, 2009-Present.

Council of Presidents, Utah System of Higher Education2009-Present.

Deseret News Editorial Advisory Board, 2010-Present.

Economic Development Corporation of Utah, 2010-Present.

Chairman for the National Presidential Advisory Board, 2009-Present.

Salt Lake Chamber Board of Governors, 2009-Present.

Utah Technology Council Board of Trustees, 2009-Present.

Chairman for the Utah Campus Compact, 2011-2013.

Chairman for the Great West Athletic Conference (Division I-NCAA), 2009-2013.

Chair for panels on Political Thought and Philosophy—Historical Approaches, and Religion and Politics. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 2007.

Participant for the "Program on Politics and Economics for Professors." George Mason University, School of Law, Arlington, VA, June 15-23, 2007.

Respondent for a Religion and Politics Panel. Midwestern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, April 2007.

Chair for panel on Religion and Politics. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2006.

Respondent for a Jurisprudence Panel. American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, August 2003.

Participant and session respondent for the "City and the Soul." BYU General Education Seminar, Provo, UT, Summer 2003 – Winter 2004.

Invited Lectures

"Christian Love and the Founding of America." J. Reuben Law Society, Stanford University. November 3, 2011.

"A Literary Commentary on America's First Founder: John Winthrop." Harvard Law School. Pound Hall, Harvard University. October 24, 2011.

"Principles of Leadership: Lessons from the American Revolution." J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City. October 13, 2011.

"Lincoln Lecture." New York??? September 24, 2011.

"Title." Midway Boosters Organization. Midway, UT. July 4, 2011.

"UVU on the Rise." Kansas City Business Leaders, Union Station, Kansas City, MO. June 23, 2011.

"Title." Cannon/Hinckley Research Group. Joseph Smith Memorial Building, Salt Lake City. January 18, 2011.

"Civic Charity and the Making of America." Excellence in Education Lecture. Fish Interfaith Center, Chapman University. April 17, 2008.

"How to Think About the First Great American: Hawthorne's Suggestion." House of Learning Lecture. Lee Library, Brigham Young University. March 13, 2007.

"The Power and Limits of the Rule of Law: Observations from Jefferson and Lincoln." The Center for Comparative American Studies and The Association for the Study of Free Institutions, University of Nebraska at Omaha. March 11, 2008.

"The Burden and Power of Lincoln's Love." Marriott Management Society, Provo, UT, Feb. 27, 2008. Founding Father's Forum, Alpine, Utah, Jan. 19, 2008. Marriott Management Society, Boise, ID, Oct. 18, 2007

"From Tom to Abe: The Christic Ends of the Civil War." Lecture for the Weekly BYU Honors Seminar, Provo, Ut., February 2007.

"Religion and Politics: A View from the Founding." Faculty lecture for a "Teaching American History" seminar, U.S. Department of Education, Dickson, TN, September 2006.

"The American Founding and Natural Law." Discussion leader for a faculty workshop on "Natural Law, Natural Rights and the American Constitution" sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, Princeton, NJ, May 2006.

"Liberal Justice, Party Politics, and the 'Philosophy of Jesus': An Exegesis of Jefferson's First Inaugural." James Madison Fellow Campus Lecture, Princeton University, May 2006.

"Lincoln on Democracy's Greatest Enemy." Mercer House Faculty Guest Lecture Series, Princeton, NJ, Dec. 2005.

"Religion and Politics in America: Jefferson's Other Metaphor." Lecture Series at the John G. Tower John Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, March 2003.

"Religion in America's Political Culture." Presentation to BYU's International Visitors Program, Provo, UT, June 2003.

Also presented to a delegation from China's Religious Affairs Bureau at the request of BYU's central administration, Provo, UT, February 2003.

"Thomas Jefferson and the Moral Foundations of Individual Rights." World Policy Forum, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Provo, UT, July 2002.

"Thomas Jefferson: Religious Beliefs and Political Doctrines." BYU Lecture Series for the Library of Congress exhibit, Religion and the Founding of the American Republic, Provo, UT, February 2002.

Panel and Workshop Discussions

"Did Mitt Romney's Mormonism Cost Him the White House? Stained Glass Ceilings and American Politics." Saturday Scholarly Series sponsored by the Department of Theology, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN. November 23, 2013.

"How Can Utah's Public Education (K-20) Keep Pace with Constantly Evolving Workforce Demands." Governor's Economic Summit Panel, Salt Lake City, UT, April 11, 2013.

"Religious Liberty and the Founders." Panel Discussion for the Mormon Studies Spring Conference, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, April 9, 2013.

"Perspectives on the Mormon Moment." Panel Discussion for the Mormon Studies Spring Conference, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, April 4, 2013.

"The Intellectual World of America's Renaissance Man Benjamin Franklin." Panel Discussion sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Studies, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, February 26, 2013.

"The Mormon Moment." Panel Discussion at the Ragan Theater. Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, February 13, 2013.

"A Male Perspective." Panel Discussion at the Women's Philanthropic Network of United Way Conference. Salt Lake City, UT, October 30, 2012.

"The Legacy of Progressivism in Contemporary American Politics and Culture: A Round Table Discussion." Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, May 22, 2012.

"Perspectives on Education in Utah." Panel Discussion at the ACT Annual Conference. Sandy, UT, March 21, 2012.

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