News Archives – March 2014

Mar
26
2014
If you’re reading this, you are probably not buffeted by daily waves of physical terror. You may fear job loss or emotional loss, but you probably don’t fear that somebody is going to slash your throat, or that a gang will invade your house come dinnertime, carrying away your kin and property. We take a basic level of order for granted.

But billions of people live in a different emotional landscape, enveloped by hidden terror. Many of these people live in the developing world.
Mar
23
2014
Baylor Honors College will host Graham McAleer, Ph.D., professor of philosophy at Loyola University in Maryland, as he presents two lectures Monday, March 24, and Tuesday, March 25.
Mar
21
2014
This is a concise history of the Anglican "Book of Common Prayer" over 450 years, from its genesis and reception in the English Reformation to its supersession by the proliferation of alternative Anglican liturgies in the second half of the twentieth century. The history traverses the successive versions of the BCP, the controversies and contests (ecclesiological and political) issuing in and from them, the shifting emphases of English worship, the cumulative and changing cultural and spiritual impact of its liturgies on the people of Great Britain, her colonies and ex-colonies, and finally, the subversion and eclipsing of these liturgies by modern developments.

The backbone of Jacobs's "biography" is the original prayer book of 1549 and its revision of 1552, both largely the work of Thomas Cranmer who, as Archbishop of Canterbury in the minority reign of King Edward VI (1547-1553), was primarily responsible for producing a single liturgical order in English for the reformed worship of the church in the king's territories. Replacing the multiple books required by the various Latin rites of the Roman church, Cranmer laid out, under the cover of one book, liturgies for all the services of the English church: notably, for Morning and Evening Prayer, the Litany, Holy Communion, Baptism, Confirmation (with Catechism), Matrimony, Visitation of the Sick, Burial, the Ordering of Deacons and Priests, and the Consecration of Bishops.
Mar
19
2014
The dark comedy, "Better Living Through Chemistry," co-written and directed by Geoff Moore, BA '98 (University Scholar), will open in theaters across the U.S. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, Michelle Monaghan and Ray Liotta, and is narrated by Jane Fonda. A free screening of Moore’s film will be held at Baylor on March 19.
Mar
8
2014
Shanty houses. Dusty roads. Toddlers with swollen bellies. Many Americans often associate these images with poverty, and they are not always incorrect in doing so. But Victor Boutros, a ’94 Baylor alumnus and federal prosecutor, thinks they are missing a huge piece of what the impoverished world faces on a daily basis — systemized violence.
Mar
8
2014
The SAT, a standardized test that for many students is an intimidating hurdle to clear en route to college admissions, is about to undergo a major redesign. Among the changes being announced by the College Board in Austin on Wednesday: The test will revert to a 1,600-point scale, and the essay portion will be optional and scored separately.
Mar
6
2014
Article by Candi Cann, Ph.D., associate professor of the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core in the Honors College, outlining the appropriate and inappropriate ways to grieve online after the death of a loved one.
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