Baylor University Hosts Religion Department Annual Lecture

Feb. 26, 2013
Paul Martens

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WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2013) - Paul Martens, Ph.D., will be the featured speaker for the annual lecture hosted by Baylor University's religion department in the College of Arts & Sciences. His lecture is titled "You are What You Wear: Reflections on Clothing and Christian Identity" and will be given at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in Miller Chapel in the Tidwell Bible Building, 600 Speight Ave.

After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a Ph.D. in Christian ethics and moral theology, Martens joined the faculty of Baylor's department of religion. His research interests include the relationship between ethics and religion and the ethics of war and peace. In addition to the numerous theological articles he has written, Martens' book "The Heterodox Yoder" was published in 2012.

"Martens is an excellent lecturer and has been conducting research that would be valuable to our faculty and students," said Dennis Horton, Ph.D., associate director of Baylor's religion department and the J. David Slover Professor of Ministry Guidance.

"His topic, "You are What You Wear," should be particularly appealing to all of us, because we all need to think about the implications of our clothing purchases beyond how they look on us. We also need to consider what our clothing purchases say about who we are. His lecture will help us think through these issues."

The lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, call the religion department at 254-710-3735, or click here.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "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. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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