Christmas from the Wise Men’s Point of View: The Apocryphal Revelation of the Magi - Brent Landau lecture Nov. 29 https://t.co/Y7LCVlk1fC
Where young evangelicals are headed – @ayjay https://t.co/mT0Yqfo2tO
Roy Moore and the confused identity of today’s “evangelical” voter https://t.co/u8pviYyoxR Thomas Kidd via @voxdotcom
Evangelical Preaching in North America in the Late Twentieth Century - David Bebbington https://t.co/xusfZMgpmm
Not All Turkey and Touchdowns https://t.co/VjgvSSGYvd Thomas Kidd, @TGC #Thanksgiving
A Lost Century, and a Slipped Date https://t.co/THlyi0Qcw1 Philip Jenkins via @anxious_bench @PatheosEvang
State Department Fails to Meet Deadline for "Countries of Particular Concern" Designations https://t.co/JpetGoH4mo @USCIRF
Faith and the Challenges of Secularism: A Jewish-Christian-Muslim Trialogue @McCormickProf https://t.co/7AnfZL2Kn1
What’s behind the New Testament? https://t.co/y8SEzJY9wG @jonestony via @ChristianCent
Houses of Parliament to be lit up in red for persecuted Christians | @CatholicHerald https://t.co/QEMlG64T1K h/t… https://t.co/LnfyZ9b9ss

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Jacobs, Alan

ISR Resident Fellow

Alan Jacobs is Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. My most recent books are The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography and a critical edition of Auden’s The Age of Anxiety (both Princeton University Press, 2013). 

Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Alan Jacobs was Clyde S. Kilby Chair and Professor of English at Wheaton College (Illinois) since 1984. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama and received his PhD. from the University of Virginia. Dr. Jacobs teaches theology and literary theory for the Honors Program, a field in which his prolific authorship has established him as a leading scholar. His books include: The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (2013); W. H. Auden, For the Time Being: A Christmas Oratorio (2013, edited) ; W. H. Auden, The Age of Anxiety: a Baroque Eclogue (2011, edited) ; The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction (2011) ; Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant (2010) ; Sin: A Cultural History (2009) ; Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life (2008) ; The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C.S. Lewis (2006) ; Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling (2004) ; A Theology of Reading: The Hermeneutics of Love (2001) ; A Visit to Vanity Fair: Moral Essays on the Present Age (2001) ; What Became of Wystan: Change and Continuity in Auden’s Poetry (1998). ; Must Christianity be Violent? Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology, ed. with Kenneth R. Chase (2003).

Besides authoring books, Jacobs is a frequent guest on Mars Hill Audio, blogs for The American Conservative, and serves as contributing editor for The New Atlantis. At Baylor, Dr. Jacobs has taught a variety of classes including Great Texts of the Medieval Intellectual Tradition, Theology and Literary Theory, Great Texts of the Early Modern Age, Living and Thinking in a Digital Age, and Confession and Autobiography.


Jeynes, William H.

Non-Resident Scholar, Education
California State University, Long Beach
Email William Jeynes
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Dr. Jeynes is one of the nation’s leading researchers on the influence of religiosity, attending religious schools, Bible literacy, character education, family structure, and parental involvement. He has conducted meta-analyses and examined nationwide data sets examining each of these issues. His research has divulged, among other things, that when African American and Latino students are religious and from intact families, the achievement gap with white students disappears. He is heavily involved, along a number of dimensions, in getting the Bible as Literature taught in the public schools.
Dr. Jeynes is a Professor of Education at California State University, Long Beach and has graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of Chicago. He graduated first in his class from Harvard University and received the Rosenberger Award at the University of Chicago for being named as his cohort’s most outstanding student. He has approximately 150 academic publications, including 100+ articles, 13 books, and 37 book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals by Columbia University, Harvard University (two Harvard journals), the University of Chicago, Cambridge University, the London School of Economics, Notre Dame


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