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Nov
8
2017
A Transformative Academic Community
A Transformative Academic Community
Dean Thomas Hibbs talks about working toward Tier 1 status, Baylor’s Christian mission, and how the the Honors College’s rigorous programs serve both.

Dec
14
2017
Alan Jacobs on How to Think
Conversation with Alan Jacobs, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Humanities in the Honors Program in Baylor’s Honors College and author of “How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds.”
Dec
11
2017
Feeling guilty about drinking? Well, ask the saints
Michael Foley, Ph.D., associate professor of patristics in the Great Texts Program of the Honors College, writes that he discovered “an astonishing history” about the role that pious Christians — many of them monks — played in developing and producing alcohol. Catholic missionaries from Europe brought their knowledge of vine-growing with them to the New World so they could celebrate the Eucharist, which requires the use of bread and wine. They also improved processes for brewing beer and making grape brandies. During earlier times, alcohol was instrumental in promoting health, killing germs when mixed with water. Also, the monks merged land, special knowledge, teamwork and commitment to excellence because they viewed doing “even the smallest of chores as a means of glorifying God.”