G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Spring Lecture for Spring 2018

G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Spring Lecture for Spring 2018


Melissa Rogers of the Brookings Institution was the speaker at our Spring 2018 Wamble Symposium

  • Event info: March 27th, 3:30-5:00pm. Baylor's Kayser Auditorium.
  • Melissa Rogers is a nonresident senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. She recently served as special assistant to the president and executive director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, during the Obama administration.
  • She gave the lecture: "Faith in American Public Life: The Constitutional Framework and Current Controversies."
  • This event was presented by Baylor's J.M. Dawson Endowed Lectures of Church-State Studies, the Religion Department, and Baylor University Press.

Here is Melissa Rogers pictured with Dr Carey Newman and Dr. Doug Weaver


About the G. Hugh and Beverly C. Wamble Annual Symposia

Dr. G. Hugh Wamble taught church history at the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Missouri from 1959 until his death in 1991 and was passionately devoted to the Baptist principle of religious liberty. He represented the Missouri Baptist Convention in legislative matters from 1967 to 1975 and was an acknowledged expert on the constitutionality of "parochiaid," government aid to religious schools. He was the author of The Shape of Faith, Baptists, Bible and Authority, Glossalalia in Christian History, and Through Trial to Triumph.

In 1997, at the request of Beverly Wamble, the Dawson Institute received a generous donation to establish the G. Hugh Wamble and Beverly C. Wamble Fund for Religious Liberty. In addition, the Institute received Dr. Wamble's extensive collection of theological and historical research, as well as his private papers and archives, which will be used to educate future generations of students.