David C. Innes

Professor of Politics

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David Innes



Professor Innes came to King’s to integrate faith with the study and teaching of politics. His interest in practical politics is apparent just from peeking into his office. His walls are covered with campaign material from the past half-century. Prof. Innes teaches the Foundations of Politics course in the Core as well as advanced courses in modern and Christian political thought and political economy.

His scholarly research has been the political philosophy of Francis Bacon, with articles in Interpretation: A Journal of Political Philosophy (1993), Piety and Humanity (Rowman & Littlefield, 1997), and Civil Religion in Political Thought (CUA Press, 2010). He has written on current politics in The Washington Times, American Thinker, The Daily Caller, and Worldmag.com. His books include Christ and the Kingdoms of Men: Foundations of Political Life (2019), Francis Bacon (2019), The Voting Christian: Seeking Wisdom for the Ballot Box (2016), and Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics (2011).

He earned his Ph.D. from Boston College and has taught previously at Assumption College and Stonehill College in Massachusetts, and Geneva College in Pennsylvania. He served as a pastor for several years in Iowa and is a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He lives on Long Island with his wife and four children.

Time at King's: August 2005 to Present


Ph.D. Political Science
Boston College

M.Div. Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary

B.A. Political Science and Philosophy
University of Toronto