Church-State Institute Receives Extensive Book Collection

Sept. 27, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies recently received an extensive collection of books on church and state and religious liberty from the personal library of Dr. Faith E. Rohrbough, president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Many of the 313 titles donated by Rohrbough are classics in the field of church and state and are significant additions to the Institute's current collection of more than 13,000 volumes. Of special interest to the Institute are the many foreign language titles which will greatly enhance the resources available to students as well as to foreign scholars visiting the Institute.

Rohrbough contacted the Institute several months ago about reducing her personal library after accepting the position as president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary and moving to Canada. She served previously as the Anna Burkhalter Professor of the History of Christianity at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Pa.

As a 25-year subscriber to the Institute's Journal of Church and State and purchaser of many of the Institute's published works on church-state and religious liberty themes, Rohrbough told Dr. Derek Davis, director of the J.M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies at Baylor, that she donated the books to the Institute because of its reputation for excellence in advancing religious liberty worldwide through its education and research programs.

"Our Institute, founded in 1957, has always stressed the international aspects of church-state relations and religious liberty, and these titles will greatly enhance our collection," Davis said. "These new titles will be available not only to our own master's and doctoral students in church-state studies, but to church-state scholars worldwide for many generations to come."

For more information, contact Davis at (817) 755-1510.

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