Black History Month Lecture Feb. 21 - American Prophet: The Inner Life and Global Vision of Martin Luther King, Jr.… https://t.co/Y3FeK8cgmX
Mar. 5 at @Baylor - Decadent Societies: A Conversation with Ross Douthat and Alan Jacobs https://t.co/PSIn5kA5I1 @DouthatNYT
A Baptist Abolitionist Appeals to Thomas Jefferson https://t.co/GLvuVye9lI Thomas Kidd, @TGC
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The Forgotten Temple https://t.co/0fRo1pFzt5 Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
Bruce Hindmarsh Lecture Feb. 18 - "Evangelicals and the Rise of Natural Ethics" https://t.co/RFaWiLbEM8 @BaylorOVPRhttps://t.co/mz7fYCoOiC
Christians, Immigrants, and the Border https://t.co/dC4A2FBiS4 Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
'The Ghosts of Churches Past: How Christian Communities Survive the Destruction of their Faith' Philip Jenkins give… https://t.co/IJzj4qyAf2
Asian Pacific American conservative Christians mediating in culture war? | Feb. 2019 ReligionWatch now available https://t.co/xuznsRcOaH

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Feb
25
Mon
2019
Gerald R. McDermott Lecture @ Cox Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
Feb 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Everyday Glory: Jonathan Edwards and the question of natural revelation

Does God reveal himself not only through Scripture but also through nature?  Jonathan Edwards said Yes and Karl Barth said No.  This lecture will explore typology in all the world and the theological debate over natural theology.

Gerald R. McDermott joined the Beeson Divinity school faculty in 2015 as the Anglican Professor of Divinity, and teaches in the areas of history and doctrine, world religions, Anglican studies and Jonathan Edwards. He is the author, co-author or editor of many books, including A Trinitarian Theology of Religions(with Harold Netland),  Jonathan Edwards Confronts the GodsThe New Christian Zionism: Fresh Perspectives on Israel and the LandIsrael Matters: Why Christians Must Think Differently about the People and the LandCancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide for Patients and their Families, and Famous Stutterers. His academic research focus has been three-fold: Jonathan Edwards, Christian understandings of other religions, and the meaning of Israel. As a renowned Edwards scholar, McDermott has produced six books on Edwards; his Theology of Jonathan Edwards (coauthored with Michael McClymond) won Christianity Today’s 2013 award for Top Book in Theology/Ethics. Before coming to Beeson, he was the Jordan-Trexler Professor of Religion at Roanoke College since 2008 and on faculty since 1989. An Anglican priest, he is teaching pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church, and is married to Jean. Together they have three sons and twelve grandchildren.

 

Mar
5
Tue
2019
Decadent Societies: A Conversation with Ross Douthat @ Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, Baylor University
Mar 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Ross Douthat of The New York Times will join Dr. Alan Jacobs, Baylor Distinguished Professor of Humanities as well as Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Institute for Studies of Religion for a conversation.

We have heard that ancient Rome grew decadent, or that Byzantium did, or that Weimar Germany did. But what does it mean to call a society “decadent”? And is America today in danger of decadence? Ross Douthat of the New York Times and Baylor’s Alan Jacobs will discuss these questions.

Ross Douthat joined The New York Times as an Op-Ed columnist in April 2009. His column appears every Tuesday and Sunday. Previously, he was a senior editor at The Atlantic and a blogger for theatlantic.com.

He is the author of To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism (2018), Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics (2012), Privilege: Harvard and the Education of the Ruling Class (2005) and a co-author, with Reihan Salam, of Grand New Party: How Republicans Can Win the Working Class and Save the American Dream (2008). He is the film critic for National Review and a Writer-in-Residence at the Elm Institute. He co-hosts the op-ed page’s podcast, The Argument, with Michelle Goldberg and David Leonhardt.

The Baylor bookstore will be on site to sell books, and there will be a book signing immediately following the event.

Sep
19
Thu
2019
Evangelicals and the Bible: A Symposium to Honor David Bebbington @ Paul Powell Chapel, Truett Seminary, Baylor University
Sep 19 @ 3:30 pm – Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm

The history of evangelical Christianity has seen an enormous flowering of scholarship over the past four decades, spurred in part by interest in understanding Christian conservatism in the U.S. and by the remarkable expansion of evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity around the world. Much of the literature on evangelicals turns to the work of David Bebbington as its starting point, especially the “Bebbington quadrilateral” of evangelicalism’s defining traits. One of those traits is biblicism, or the primacy of the Bible as the unique guide to faith. This symposium will explore evangelicals’ uses of the Bible, from Anglican evangelist George Whitefield of the 18th century to African Pentecostals of the 21st century, as it honors one of the great Christian historians in the Anglo-American world.

Sept. 19

3:30 pm: 18th century panel: Kristina Benham; Bruce Hindmarsh; Jonathan Yeager (Bracy Hill, chair)

7 pm: Keynote address: Brian Stanley, University of Edinburgh (Larry Eskridge, chair)

Sept. 20

9:30 am: 19th century panel: Elise Leal; Mark Noll; Mary Riso (Andy Tooley, chair)

11:00 am: Keynote: Catherine Brekus, Harvard Divinity School (Beth Allison Barr, chair)

12:30: Lunch and interview with David Bebbington conducted by Barry Hankins (lunch requires preregistration payment)

Break

3 pm: 20th century panel: Malcolm Foley; Timothy Larsen; John Maiden (Stephanie Derrick, chair)

4:30 pm: Keynote: David Bebbington, University of Stirling (David Ceri Jones, chair)

 

 

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