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
Call for proposals for the 2019 #BaylorSFC "The Character of the University" Learn more: https://t.co/2G80MPwRKM @BaylorIFL
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

Coffman, Elesha J.

Resident Scholar, History of Christianity
Baylor University
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Elesha Coffman joined Baylor faculty as assistant professor of history in 2016. Previously, she was the assistant professor of church history at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary.

She earned a B.A. at Wheaton College (IL) and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at Duke University. She also spent a year as a fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. Prior to graduate school, she worked at Christianity Today International as managing editor of Christian History magazine.

Dr. Coffman writes on religion and media in American culture. She has published articles in American Catholic Studies and Religion and American Culture and has presented numerous papers at the American Academy of Religion and American Society of Church History annual meetings. Her first book, The Christian Century and the Rise of the Protestant Mainline (Oxford, 2013), narrates the history of the magazine and its role in establishing the tradition that would come, in 1960, to be called the mainline.  She is beginning a research project on the spiritual life of Margaret Mead.

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