Religion Professor Wins Awards

April 17, 2009
News Photo 4685Dr. Doug Weaver

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Doug Weaver, associate professor of religion at Baylor University, has been named the 2009 recipient of the Norman W. Cox Award for his award-winning article in the Baptist History and Heritage Society Journal.

The Cox Award is presented annually by the Baptist History and Heritage Society (BHHS) to the person who has authored an article published in the society's journal in the last year. Weaver's award-winning article, "The Baptist Ecclesiology of E.Y. Mullins: Individualism and the New Testament Church," was published in the 2008 edition.

"I am extremely pleased to receive this award," Weaver said. "The society understands and highly values the study of the Baptist heritage. I am grateful for their work."

Weaver is the only recipient in the BHHS history to have received two awards in one year.

During the Baptist History and Heritage Society preaching contest, Weaver won first place for his sermon, "The Risk of Majority Faith."

During the annual BHHS summer conference, Weaver will preach his sermon and receive his awards during the luncheon.

The Cox Award is named in honor of Norman W. Cox, the first executive secretary-treasurer of the Historical Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The purpose of the award is to encourage the writing of high-quality articles in Baptist History.

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