Archived News – January 2011

Jan
29
2011
AP/Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Jan. 29, 2011 (article that looks back at a Texas secession convention that assembled in Austin 150 years ago this weekend quotes Dr. T. Michael Parrish, a Baylor University professor whose specialties include Texas and Southern history and the Civil War) HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Sam Houston tried to tell Texans secession and joining the Confederacy wouldn't work. He warned of "rivers of blood," a generation left dead or crippled by war and ultimate defeat of the South at the hands of the industrial superior North.
Jan
29
2011
KXXV-TV, Jan. 29, 2011 (article that looks back at a Texas secession convention that assembled in Austin 150 years ago quotes Dr. T. Michael Parrish, a Baylor University professor whose specialties include Texas and Southern history and the Civil War) In 1861 more than 170 delegates gathered in Austin to decide whether the state should secede and a overwhelmingly amount voted yes. Now, a century and a half later, some people believe Texas should secede again.
Jan
27
2011
KRIV-TV (Houston)/AP, Jan. 27, 2011 (article that looks back at a Texas secession convention that assembled in Austin 150 years ago this weekend quotes Dr. T. Michael Parrish, a Baylor University professor whose specialties include Texas and Southern history and the Civil War). HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) -- Sam Houston tried to tell Texans secession and joining the Confederacy wouldn't work. He warned of "rivers of blood," a generation left dead or crippled by war and ultimate defeat of the South at the hands of the industrial superior North.
Jan
22
2011
Last week, Texas state Rep. Leo Berman, R-Tyler, proposed a Texas state constitutional amendment that would prevent Texas courts from applying "any religious or cultural law." Many Texans are understandably concerned about the threat posed by Muslim jihadists around the world who believe in imposing Sharia, the sacred law of Islam, wherever possible.
Jan
17
2011
History News Network Review by Thomas S. Kidd, a professor of history and a Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion.No historical subject is more debated in the popular media today than the role of faith in the American founding. These debates often focus on the faith of the founding fathers: Jefferson, Franklin, Adams, Madison, and especially George Washington.
Jan
12
2011
Patheos.com, Jan. 12, 2011 (article by Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, an professor professor of history and a Senior Fellow at Baylor University's Institute for Studies of Religion) In the book Fire From Heaven: Life in an English Town in the Seventeenth Century, the late Yale historian David Underdown tells a story of how the Puritans of Dorchester adopted an unusual tactic to assist the town's poor: they opened a brewery.
Jan
11
2011
Newsmax.com, January 11, 2011 (VIDEO LINK INCLUDED: interview with Baylor history professor Thomas S. Kidd, author of "God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution" and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion) President Barack Obama has made misstatements that propel speculation he is pushing the United States toward a secular state instead of one founded on religious principles, history professor and author Thomas Kidd tells Newsmax.TV
Jan
11
2011
NPR Tell Me More, January 11, 2011 (AUDIO LINK INCLUDED: Dr. Philip Jenkins, Senior Fellow and co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion at Baylor's Institute for Studies of Religion, in interviewed about the history of the King James Bible; Baylor will host an international conference on "The King James Bible and the World It Made" in April) The most widely published text in the English language, the King James Bible, was first released 400 years ago, this year. This version of the bible has had a lasting impact, not only on the Christian faith, but on the way English is spoken and written today. In Tell Me More's weekly "Faith Matters" segment, host Michel Martin speaks with renown religious scholar, Phillip Jenkins, about its legacy.
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