2017 National Conference

Jul 19, 2017 to Jul 22, 2017
Austin, Texas | The Hyatt Regency

2017 Paideia Prize

Congratulations to 2017 Russell Kirk Paideia Prize winner



Dr. Grant will receive the prize and deliver an acceptance speech on July 21st, 2017, at the Russell Kirk Paideia Prize-giving Banquet, during the 2017 National Conference in Austin, Texas. 

Dr. Grant is the Pastor of Parish Presbyterian Church, Director of the King's Meadow Study Center, Founder of both Franklin Classical School and New College Franklin, and Coordinator of the Chalmers Fund.  He is the author of dozens of books in the areas of history, biography, politics, literature, and social criticism and he has written hundreds of essays, articles, and columns.  His work on behalf of the homeless, for international relief and development, for racial reconciliation, and for the sanctity of life has been profiled in such varied media outlets as the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Focus on the Family, The 700 Club, the Coral Ridge Hour, Point of View, Crossfire, World Magazine, and Christianity Today.  

He has pioneered efforts to establish Classical Christian Schools in the US around the world—particularly in the Muslim world (with five large and thriving schools in Iraq, twenty in Indonesia, and three in China).

In addition to his pastoral responsibilities and regular classes in history, literature, theology, and the arts, he maintains an active writing and speaking schedule in this country and around the world.  He has academic degrees in Political Science at the University of Houston (B.A.), Philosophy at Whitefield Theological Seminary (M.A., D.Litt., Ph.D.), Humanities at Belhaven College (D. Hum.), and Theology at Knox Theological Seminary (D.Min. Cand.).  He makes his home in Middle Tennessee near the historic town of Franklin with his wife and co-author Karen.  Together they have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Books by George Grant

The American Vision 1984

Bringing in the Sheaves: Replacing Government Welfare with Biblical Charity   1985, 89, 95

In the Shadow of Plenty: Biblical Principles for Welfare         1986, 98

The Dispossessed: Homelessness in America 1986

The Changing of the Guard: The Vital Role Christians Play in America’s Unfolding Cultural Drama         1987, 95

The Catechism of the New Age: A Response to Dungeons and Dragons, with Peter Leithart 1987

Rebuilding the Walls: A Biblical Strategy for Restoring America's Greatness, with Peter Waldron 1987

Grand Illusions: The Legacy of Planned Parenthood           1988, 93, 98, 00

Trial and Error: The American Civil Liberties Union and Its Impact on Your Family         1989, 93

Clean Air: A Citizen's Handbook for Media Accountability, with Peter Leithart 1990

In Defense of Greatness: How Biblical Character Shapes A Nation's Destiny, with Peter Leithart 1990

The Walls Came Tumbling Down: The Fall of Communism in Our Time, with Peter Leithart 1990

The Blood of the Moon: Understanding the Conflict between Islam and Western Civilization     1991, 2001

The Quick and the Dead: RU-486 and the New Chemical Warfare Against Your Family 1991

Unnatural Affections: The Impuritan Ethic of the Modern Church, with Mark Horne 1991

The Last Crusader: The Untold Story of Christopher Columbus 1992

Perot: The Populist Appeal of Strong-Man Politics 1992

The 57% Solution: A Conservative Strategy for the Next Four Years 1993

The Family Under Siege: What the New Social Engineers Have in Mind for Your Children 1994

The Micah Mandate: Balancing the Christian Life         1995, 99

The Dittohead’s Little Instruction Book 1996

You Might Be a Liberal If 1996

Our Character, Our Future: Reclaiming America’s Moral Destiny, with Alan Keyes 1996

Immaculate Deception: The Shifting Agenda of Planned Parenthood 1996

Buchanan: Caught in the Crossfire 1996

Moral Earthquakes, with O.S. Hawkins 1996

Bless This Food, with Karen Grant and Julia Pitkin 1996

The Patriot’s Handbook: A Citizenship Primer 1996

Carry a Big Stick: The Uncommon Heroism of Theodore Roosevelt 1996

Faithful Volunteers: The History of Religion in Tennessee, with Stephen Mansfield 1997

Letters Home: Counsel from the Sages of the Past to their Loved Ones, with Karen Grant 1997

Logomorphs: A Politically Incorrect Dictionary 1997

The Reader’s Journal: The Stirling Bridge Classics Program 1997

Best Friends: Lessons from Extraordinary Relationships through the Ages, with Karen Grant 1997

Y2K: A Novel, with Michael Hyatt 1998

Just Visiting: How Travel Has Enlightened Lives Throughout History, with Karen Grant 1999

Lost Causes: The Romantic Attraction of Defeated Men and Movements, with Karen Grant 1999

Shelf Life: How Books Have Changed the Destinies of Men and Nations, with Karen Grant 1999

Going Somewhere: A Dan and Bea Adventure 1999

Christmas Spirit: The Celebrations of the Season, with Gregory Wilbur 1999

The Pocket Patriot: Citizenship Basics for the New Millennium 2000

Hero Tales: How Common Lives Reveal the Uncommon Genius of America, ed. 2000

The Christian Almanac: Each Day in History, with Gregory Wilbur 2000

From Bannockburn to Flodden: Tales by Sir Walter Scott, ed. 2001

From Gileskirk to Greyfriars: Tales by Sir Walter Scott, ed. 2001

From Glencoe to Stirling: Tales by Sir Walter Scott, ed. 2001

From Montrose to Culloden: Tales by Sir Walter Scott, ed. 2001

Garden Graces: How the Tasks of Gardening Have Shaped Art, Music, and History, with Karen Grant 2001

The Absolutes: The Indisputable Principles of Civilized Society, with James Robison 2002

Center of the Storm: Practicing Principled Leadership in Times of Crisis, with Katherine Harris 2002

An Emerging Nation: The American War of Independence 2003

Q and I: An Arthur Quiller-Couch Anthology, ed. 2003

Parish Life: A Thomas Chalmers Anthology, ed. 2003

The Importance of the Electoral College 2004

Thomas Jefferson, by John Morse, ed. 2005

George Washington, by Henry Cabot Lodge, ed. 2005

The Courage of Theodore Roosevelt 2005

On the Road to Independence, with Gary DeMar 2006

Cheerful Givers 2008

The Rocks and Stones Themselves 2008

The American Patriot’s Handbook     2009; 2016

The Vision of Thomas Chalmers 2010

Heroes: Champions of Beauty, Goodness, and Truth 2013

Keystones: How Thomas Chalmers Mentored, Discipled, and Equipped Men through Scripture Memory 2014

An Experiment in Liberty: America’s Path to Independence 2015