For God and Country symposium: Jonathan Ebel Lecture, (April 5, 2017) - YouTube https://t.co/jQqiKlpd2O
Robert D. Rubin on Judicial Review & the Religious Right @RoRcast https://t.co/C5N6jcfrxK
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book https://t.co/XCW5Y9l9Ny @ThomasSKidd via @tgc
The many resurrections of Chinese Christianity - Philip Jenkins @ChristianCent https://t.co/XXvKByoVkX
An Antipoverty Agenda for Public Health | Jeff Levin https://t.co/FgKF9TtUzD
Steven Pfaff on the World of 1517 @RoRcast https://t.co/mDyidy0M2R
George Whitefield’s Gospel-Centered Hymn Book | Thomas Kidd at @TGC https://t.co/zB2u47TWgA
Andrew Chesnut on Santa Muerte @RoRcast https://t.co/QJH1522SW7
Alternative Scriptures: Melville's "Lost Gnostic Poem" https://t.co/iVGtfaVjrU Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Israel and the Role of Place in Christian Faith | Thomas Kidd @TGC https://t.co/kxbfgfLj1C

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Dedong, Wei

Non-Resident ScholarDr Wei web

Email: wdedong@ruc.edu.cn

Dedong Wei is Visiting Scholar of East Asian Languages and Celtures, Confucius Institute, Columbia University, New York.  He is also Associate Professor of School of Philosophy, and Director of International Center for Buddhist Studies at Renmin University of China. He was a visiting scholar until mid-May 2008 at the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion and a specialist in Buddhism. He earned his BA in Philosophy from Nankai University, his MA and Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies at Renmin University.  He has published numerous articles in scholarly journals on Buddhism, sociology of religion, and philosophy of religion. He is the editor of the Chinese Journal of the Social Scientific Study of Religion.


Wallace, John

Non-Resident Scholar, Social Work
University of Pittsburgh
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John M. Wallace, Jr. is Professor, School of Social Work, Katz School of Business, and Department of Sociology, Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. His research examines the impact of religion as a protective factor against adolescent problem behavior; racial and ethnic disparities in substance abuse; and the role of faith-based organizations in the revitalization of urban communities, through the provision of social services, economic empowerment activities and community development.

He is the principal investigator on a five year project funded by the Skillman Foundation to evaluate it’s “A Call To Service” (ACTS) faith-based initiative and is a co-investigator on the University of Michigan’s on-going national study of drug use among American young people, “Monitoring the Future”. Dr. Wallace’s research has appeared in numerous professional journals, books and monographs including Social Work, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Michigan.


Waltman, Jerold

ISR Faculty Fellow
Professor of Political Science
Baylor University
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Jerold L. Waltman is the R.W. Morrison Professor of Political Science, editor of the Journal of Church and State, and a Faculty Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Religion.

He earned a B.A. from Louisiana Tech University and an M.A. from the University of Denver, both in history, and a Ph.D. in political science from Indiana University.  Before coming to Baylor, he taught at Kankakee Community College, Louisiana College, and the University of Southern Mississippi.

His most recent books include: Principled Judicial Restraint (New York:  Palgrave, 2015), Congress, the Supreme Court, and Religious Liberty:  The Case of City of Boerne v. Flores (New York:  Palgrave, 2013); Religious Liberty and Contemporary American Politics:  The Saga of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (New York:  Continuum, 2011); and Minimum Wage Policy in Great Britain and the United States (New York:  Algora, 2008).


Wellman Jr.,James K.

Non-Resident Scholar, Comparative Religions
Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington
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James Wellman is Professor and Chair of the Comparative Religion at the Jackson School of International Studies. He has been at the University of Washington since 2002. He teaches in the area of American religious culture, history and politics. He has published an award-winning book, The Gold Church and the Ghetto: Christ and Culture in Mainline Protestantism (Illinois 1999). He has published two edited volumes, The Power of Religious Publics: Staking Claims in American Society (Praegers 1999); the second edited volume, Belief and Bloodshed: Religion and Violence Across Time and Tradition (Rowman and Littlefield, 2007).


Wilcox, W. Bradford

Non-Resident Scholar, Marriage & Family
University of Virginia
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DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, Bradford Wilcox is Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Virginia, Senior Fellow at the Institute for Family Studies, and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

As an undergraduate, Wilcox was a Jefferson Scholar at the University of Virginia (’92) and later earned his Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prior to coming to the University of Virginia, he held research fellowships at Princeton University, Yale University, and the Brookings Institution.

The coauthor of Gender and Parenthood: Biological and Social Scientific Perspectives (Columbia, 2013, with Kathleen Kovner Kline), Professor Wilcox’s research has focused on marriage, fatherhood, and cohabitation, especially on the ways that family structure, civil society, and culture influence the quality and stability of family life in the United States and around the globe. Now, Dr. Wilcox is exploring the contribution that families make to the economic welfare of individuals and societies.


Williams, Daniel

Baylor University
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D. H. Williams is currently Professor of Religion in Patristics and Historical Theology in the Department of Religion of Baylor University. Prior to 2002, he was Associate Professor of Theology in Patristics and Historical Theology at Loyola University Chicago, and before coming to Loyola, he served twice as pastor of American Baptist churches.

Ph.D., M.A. University of Toronto, 1991; Th.M., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1985; M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1981; B. A., Northeastern Bible College, 1978. Ordained on September 15, 1981.


Wood, Ralph

Resident Senior Scholar
Baylor University
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Ralph Wood Vitae

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Ralph C. Wood has served as University Professor of Theology and Literature at Baylor since 1998. He previously served for 26 years on the faculty of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where he became the John Allen Easley Professor of Religion in 1990. He has also taught at Samford University in Birmingham, at Regent College in Vancouver, and at Providence College in Rhode Island. At Baylor, his main appointment is in the Religion Department, but he also teaches in the Great Texts program as well as the Department of English. He serves as an editor-at-large for the Christian Century and as an editorial board member for both the Flannery O’Connor Review and Seven: An Anglo-American Literary Review.


Wright, Bradley

Non-Resident Scholar, American Christianity
University of Connecticut

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Bradley Wright Vitae

Bradley Wright is associate professor of Sociology at the University of Connecticut.
He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California at Davis and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to coming to the University of Connecticut, he held a post-doctoral position with the National Center of Violence Research at the University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Wright’s research focuses on understanding and testing the basic dynamics underlying American Christianity. He has launched a research program using field experiments to examine the role that race and class place in church’s receptivity to potential members. His first book, Christians are Hate-Filled Hypocrites… and Other Lies that You’ve Been Told, (Bethany House Publishers) identifies various myths about American Christianity, and it tests these myths using survey data from various sources. In the process, it explores the motivations that various public news-makers have for emphasizing a negative portrayal of Christianity.


Wubbenhorst, William

Non-Resident Scholar, Faith-Based & Community Initiatives
Co- Founder
Social Capital Valuations, LLC

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William Wubbenhorst Vitae

William Wubbenhorst, MBA – is a Non-Resident Fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor University. He also serves as co-president for Social Capital Valuations, which utilizes a unique method referred to as Expected Value Return On Investment (EV-ROI) as a means of capturing the impact of community-based health and social programs. He is also Principal for Harvest Home Institute, LLC, which is dedicated to research and evaluation of faith-based health, family-strengthening and other community services. Through a partnership between Baylor ISR and Harvest Home Institute, Mr. Wubbenhorst is currently engaged in a 12-city study of the impact of faith-based organizations on the homeless population, funded through the MacLellan Foundation.


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