W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture

W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture

"Literature and the Good News: God is More than a Story"

guest Dr. Alan Jacobs
Distinguished Professor of Humanities, Honors Program, Baylor University

Dr. Jacobs was the Clyde S. Kilby Chair of English at Wheaton College for nearly two decades before joining Baylor University’s Honor College in 2012. He is a leading scholar of English literature who researches and writes especially at the intersections of technology and literature as well as literature and the Christian tradition. His recent books include: "The Book of Common Prayer:" A Biography; The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, and Original Sin: A Cultural History. He is a regular contributor to The Atlantic, First Things, and The New Atlantis.


You can watch or listen to our previous guests at the Dobbs Lecture media page.

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs of Mobile, Alabama, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama.

Previous lecture presenters include:

  • Greg Garrett (2014-15)
  • Bruce Longenecker (2013-14)
  • Peter Ludwig Berger (2012-13)
  • Thomas Kidd (2011-12)
  • Henry Mitchell (2010-11)
  • Danny Carroll Rodas (2009-10)
  • Greg Boyd (2008-09)
  • Eileen W. Lindner (2004-05)
  • C. Stephen Evans (2003-04)
  • William J. Abraham (2002-03)
  • Leonora Tubbs Tisdale (2000-01)
  • Lawrence A Uzzell (1999-00)