Baylor History Professor Will Present W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture

Feb. 28, 2012
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Dr. Thomas S. Kidd, associate professor of history in the College of Arts and Sciences at Baylor University, will present his lecture "Patrick Henry, Thomas Jefferson and the Contest for Religious Liberty in Revolutionary Virginia" at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, in Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary on the Baylor campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture is a part of The W. C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity series, which was established in 1995 by Dr. W. C. Dobbs, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Ala.

Kidd is co-director of the Program on Historical Studies of Religion of the Institute for Studies of Religion at Baylor. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of Notre Dame in 2001. His research interests are in 18th-century North America, particularly the history of evangelicalism.

He also is the author of "Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots" (2011), "God of Liberty: A Religious History of the American Revolution" (2010) and "American Christians and Islam: Evangelical Culture and Muslims from the Colonial Period to the Age of Terrorism" (2008).

For more information, contact George W. Truett Theological Seminary at (254) 710-3755.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, classified as such with "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions.

About the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences is Baylor University's oldest and largest academic division, consisting of 27 academic departments and 13 academic centers and institutes. The more than 5,000 courses taught in the College span topics from art and theatre to religion, philosophy, sociology and the natural sciences. Faculty conduct research around the world, and research on the undergraduate and graduate level is prevalent throughout all disciplines.

by Katy McDowall, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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