Beth Allison Barr
Assistant Professor in History
European Women, Medieval & Early Modern England, Church History
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D., May 2004
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MA, August 1999
- Baylor University, BA, magna cum laude, December 1996
Biography:"I am a native Texan and attended Baylor University as an undergraduate. I lived in North Carolina for 6 years while attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but was very happy to move back to Texas in 2002. I have been married for 13 years to Jeb Barr, currently the Student Ministries Pastor at Fellowship Bible Church. We have a son, Stephen (2004), a daughter, Elena (2010), and two small dogs-Persephone and Cassandra."
Academic Interests and Research:"I am particularly interested in women and religion in England, 1350-1650. Most of my research revolves around women, priests, and pastoral literature (sermons, clerical handbooks, didactic religious texts) in the late medieval and early modern church. I am currently working on a study of how women were perceived, portrayed, and addressed in sermon literature across the medieval/early modern divide."
Selected Research Articles:
- "Three's a Crowd: Women, Men, and Priests in the Late Medieval Confessional," in A Companion to Pastoral Care in the Late Middle Ages, ed. R.J. Stansbury (Boston: Brill, 2010), pp. 213-234.
- "Gendering Pastoral Care: John Mirk and his Instructions for Parish Priests," in Fourteenth-Century England, Vol. IV, ed. J.S. Hamilton (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2006), pp. 93-108.
- The Acts of the Apostles: Four Centuries of Baptist Interpretation, eds. Beth Allison Barr, Mikeal C. Parsons, Bill J. Leonard, and C. Douglas Weaver (Waco: Baylor University Press, 2009).
- The Pastoral Care of Women in Late Medieval England, Beth Allison Barr (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2008).
- In Progress: Preaching ‘Women' in England, 1350-1700.
Courses Taught at Baylor:
- HIS 1305 World History to 1500
- HIS 3395 Historiography: The Philosophy and Methodology of History
- HIS 4340: European Women's History to 1200 and European Women's History since 1200
- HIS 4326 Early Medieval Europe, c. 300-1000
- HIS 4327 High Middle Ages, c. 1000-1450