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May
30
2019
May 30, 2019
Generations of Baylor students have studied religion and history in the 65-year-old Tidwell Bible Building, which will soon receive a top-to-bottom renovation as part of Give Light, Baylor’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign.
May
8
2019
AMMAN — A rescue excavation by the Department of Antiquities (DoA) of Jordan has uncovered a basalt statue in the forum area near the Roman Theatre in the downtown of Amman, described by an expert as “a unique and important archaeological discovery”. The basalt statue dates from the Iron Age (circa 1,150-550 BC). Professor Joel S. Burnett from Baylor University in Waco, Texas said that it is a major archaeological find in the region, adding that it is “the only one of its kind discovered east or west of the Jordan River”. The closest comparison for the statue can be found in northern Syria and Iraq, dating from the Assyrian kingdom, he said.
Apr
25
2019
WACO, Texas (April 25, 2019) – Baylor University today announced a $15 million leadership gift from The Sunderland Foundation of Overland Park, Kansas, that will provide significant support for one of the University’s highest priority endeavors within its $1.1 billion Give Light philanthropic campaign: the renovation and restoration of the iconic Tidwell Bible Building. The project is among the nearly $300 million in capital improvements planned as part of the campaign that will support Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan.
Apr
2
2019
WACO, Texas (April 2, 2019) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of James E. Wood Jr., Ph.D., a world-renowned expert on religious liberty and church-state and inaugural director of Baylor University’s J.M. Dawson Center for Church-State Studies. Dr. Wood died March 24 at the age of 96.
Mar
8
2019
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2019) – Chief Judge Maurice Foley of the United States Tax Court in Washington, D.C., will present “His Glory, My Story” at the 2019 Dawson Wamble Spring Symposium on Tuesday, March 19.
Feb
28
2019
WACO, Texas (Feb. 28, 2019) — Long before there were therapists, there were biblical psalms — many of them praise to God and pleas for forgiveness. But there are more laments in the biblical book of Psalms than any other type of psalm, says a Baylor University scholar of the Old Testament. And they go a long way toward dealing with reality as opposed to the way we wish things were.
Feb
4
2019
The Department of Religion seeks an Academic and Student Support Associate. This position specifically supports the mission by planning, performing and assessing the administrative functions of the Graduate Studies Office with a high degree of professional competence and interpersonal skills.
Sep
14
2018
WACO, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Baylor University religion doctoral candidate Joshua Smith traveled to Germany for two months over the summer to improve his language skills, further his dissertation research and gain networking opportunities.
Aug
24
2018
Ph.D. required. The Department of Religion seeks an assistant or associate professor of the history of Christianity. The successful candidate will have a vibrant research agenda in both the study of women and gender. Preference will be given to scholars who focus somewhere between the Early Modern Era and the present. Strong preference will be given to scholars who are active in the Baptist tradition.
Aug
24
2018
Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will be familiar with Christian theology and ethics and preference will be given to those who have experience teaching, researching, publishing in an interdisciplinary context, and participating in collaborative research initiatives. Specific area of specialization is medical ethics, bioethics, or health care ethics. Preference will be given to candidates who are active in the Baptist tradition.
Jul
16
2018
As Baylor’s Board of Regents holds its regular summer meeting this week, six new Regents are taking their seats at the table to start new terms: two serving at-large, two elected by alumni, one appointed by the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT), and one new student Regent: Malcolm B. Foley, a Student Regent, is a …
Jun
8
2018
The Institute for Faith and Learning is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Rebecca Poe Hays as project coordinator for the Soundings Project effective June 4.
May
25
2018
WACO, Texas (May 25, 2018) – Eleven faculty members have been recognized as Outstanding Faculty in the areas of teaching, scholarship and contributions to the academic community for the 2017-2018 academic year. The awards recognize the best all-around professors based upon teaching capabilities, research achievement, effective committee service, time spent with students and civic and church involvement, including non-tenured track, tenured and tenure-track faculty.
May
23
2018
During Teacher Appreciation Week this spring, the official Baylor Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts each asked the same question: “Which Baylor professor(s) made an impact in your life?” The query drew more than 600 responses, and — reflecting Baylor’s long history of excellent teachers — more than 350 Baylor professors were named at least once. More …
Apr
3
2018
Dr. Ryan Wins Outstanding Dissertation Award
The religion department is proud to announce that Dr. Scott Ryan has been selected as a recipient of the Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2017-18.
Mar
20
2018
Baylor University graduate programs in law, business, nursing and health disciplines, education, engineering, the sciences and social sciences and humanities were among those nationally ranked in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings, released today.
Mar
13
2018
WACO, Texas (March 13, 2018) — Mikeal Parsons, Ph.D., professor and The Kidd L. and Buna Hitchcock Macon Chair in Religion in Baylor University's College of Arts & Sciences, has received the 2018 John G. Gammie Distinguished Scholar Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Southwest Commission on Religious Studies (SWCRS).
Nov
1
2016
Dr. Joel S. Burnett, Director of Institute for Biblical and Related Languages and Professor of Religion, has the leading article in the November/December 2016 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review. The article highlights Burnett’s work in the religion and history of ancient Israel’s neighbors east of the Jordan: the Ammonites, Moabites, and Edomites. Like the Israelites, each of these peoples had its own Iron Age kingdom (ca. 1200-550 BC) and worshiped its own god. In this richly illustrated discussion, Burnett presents some of the most recent and amazing archaeological discoveries from Jordan relating to these kingdoms.
Jul
28
2016
WACO, Texas (July 28, 2016) — Deirdre Fulton, Ph.D., assistant professor of religion in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences, was part of the discovery and excavation of a Philistine cemetery outside Ashkelon, an ancient city in Israel that was occupied for more than 3,000 years.
Jun
9
2016
WACO, Texas (June 9, 2016) — Glenn O. Hilburn, Ph.D., retired chair of the religion department in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences and recipient of a national honor society award for his leadership, passed away Tuesday, June 7, at age 86.
Jun
9
2016
Sympathies to the family, friends and students of retired faculty member Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn, who passed away on June 7, 2016.
May
17
2016
While Baylor's commitment to equip students for Christian ministry has never dimmed, the ways that students are able to serve others have diversified.
May
16
2016
WACO, Texas (May 16, 2016) — Youths who use social media are more likely to develop a “pick-and-choose” approach to customize their faith — regardless of what their religious tradition teaches — than those who do not use social media, according to a Baylor University study.
Apr
18
2016
WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – Baylor University’s Institute for Faith and Learning will host L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., for its third annual Bill and Roberta Bailey Family Lecture in Christian Ethics at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
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