Our Mission

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

 Featured Scholar

Meet the acclaimed scholars of Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion

Meet Byron R. Johnson

Director, Institute for Studies of Religion
Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences

Byron Johnson is Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences at Baylor University. He is the founding director of the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR). He is a Faculty Scholar in the Center for Spirituality, Theology, and Health at Duke University, Senior Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute (Princeton), Senior Fellow at the Sagamore Institute (Indianapolis), and is a Senior Advisor at the Religious Freedom Institute (Washington, DC).


 Baylor ISR Events

Research, lecture, and special speaking events

Ancient Christianities @ Lewis-Birkhead Lecture Hall, Armstrong Browning Library
Mar 27 all-day
12:00 am
In its first three centuries, Christianity underwent critical developments and conflicts of various kinds. Non-Christians often contended against Christians, while Christian identity was fiercely contested among Christians themselves. What, then, can profitably be said about[...]