Since 2000, Jeffrey has been a Distinguished Professor of Literature and Humanities at Baylor. His teachings concentrate on medieval literature, the Bible as literature, medieval exegesis, biblical hermeneutics and literary theory, biblical tradition in the arts, art and biblical theology, literature and philosophy and aesthetics.
Of all the darts that stabbed Coleridge's heart, the greatest was that conviction of great gifts neglected, enormous talents betrayed. And this verdict has been shared by many since: so many talents, and what to show for them? A handful of great poems; a number of intermittently brilliant lectures on poetry and philosophy and theology; a great many books started and left unfinished.
The 2015 Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics, "Christian Moral Courage," will be given by Candace Vogler, the David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago. The lecture is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 23, in Powell Chapel (George W. Truett Theological Seminary).