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Baylor ISR exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum.

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Our scholars' work is regularly featured in highly regarded news and media outlets.

 Featured Scholar

Meet the acclaimed scholars of Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Meet Philip Jenkins

Distinguished Professor of History
Co-Director, Program on Historical Studies of Religion

Philip Jenkins is Distinguished Professor of History at Baylor, and serves as Co-Director for the Program on Historical Studies of Religion in the Institute for Studies of Religion. He is one of the world’s leading religion scholars. An historian by training, Jenkins’ work has been lauded in many different disciplines including sociology, criminology, and religious studies.

Jenkins collaborates with ISR on a number of different research initiatives and partners with ISR scholars on future studies of religion around the globe as well as ongoing historical studies of religion.


 Baylor ISR Events

Research, lecture, and special speaking events

Living Accountably: Baylor Symposium on Faith & Culture
12:00 am
Quick Facts Dates: Wednesday, October 27-Friday, October 29 Location: Baylor University, Waco, Texas Deadline for Proposals: July 15 Website: www.baylor.edu/ifl/LivingAccountably Conference Description and Call for Proposals The notion of accountability is pervasive in contemporary life.  In the[...]
Nov 4 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Bioethics, COVID-19, and Vaccination
4:00 pm
1st Annual Debakey Lecture in Medical Humanities and Bioethics A conversation with Dr. Peter J. Hotez and Dr. Devan Stahl Sponsored by Baylor University’s Medical Humanities Program, Ethics Initiative, Pre-Health Programs, and Institute for Studies[...]