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Richard Beck

Richard Beck

Affiliate Professor, School of Mission and Theology

BS in Christian Ministry, Abilene Christian University
MS in Clinical Psychology, Abilene Christian University
PhD in Experimental Psychology, Southern Methodist University


Richard Beck is professor and chair of the department of psychology at Abilene Christian University, and also teaches classes in the Fuller Theological Seminary and ACU Doctor of Ministry programs.


Hunting Magic Eels: Recovering an Enchanted Faith in a Skeptical Age (2021); Trains, Jesus and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash (2019); Stranger God: Meeting Jesus in Disguise (2017); Unclean: Meditations on Purity, Hospitality and Mortality (2011); The Slavery of Death (2013); The Authenticity of Faith: The Varieties and Illusions of Religious Experience (2012); and Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted (2016).