Curriculum vitae (revised Nov. 2012)



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“St. Francis in Recent Scholarship,” Scholars’ Day, Baylor University, February 4, 2005.

“Changing Views of Pluralism in the United States,” Scholars’ Day, Baylor University,

February 4, 2005.

“Female Leadership Failure and Leadership Success in the Davidian Tradition,” Center

For Studies on New Religions, 2004 International Conference, Baylor University,

June 17-20, 2004.

“The Legacy of John Paul II,” Scholars’ Day, Baylor University, March 8, 2004.

“Lois Roden as Branch Davidian Leader,” Honolulu Humanities Conference, Honolulu,

Hawaii, January 7-12, 2004.

“Teaching Humanities in an Interdisciplinary Context,” Honolulu Humanities

Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 7-12, 2004.

Varieties of Criteria for Baptist Church Membership,” Lakeshore Baptist Church,

October 11, 2003: 9:00-1:00, presented to Deacons; and October 29: 6:30-8:00

presented to entire Church Membership.

“Women, Ministry and Identity: Establishing Female Deacons at First Baptist Church,

Waco, 1996,” presented at the Third International Conference on Baptist

Studies, International Baptist Theological Seminary, Prague, Czech Republic,

July 17, 2003.

“The Reformation Heritage,” Sunday morning study at Seventh and James Baptist

Church, June 8, 15, and 22, 2003.

“Davidians and Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas,” an address to the History Honors

Conference (Phi Alpha Theta), Baylor University, April 12, 2003.

“Turning Points in Church History,” Texas Baptist Senior Adult Summit, Waco

Convention Center, March 17-19, 2003.

“Shaker Millennialism,” Scholars’ Day Presentation, February 12, 2003.

“The Megachurch: New Church, New Style,” Scholars’ Day Presentation, February

12, 2003.

“Ordination Among Texas Baptists,” for The Baptist History Conference, Baylor

University, Waco, Texas, Fall, 2002.

“We Want You to Serve: the Process of Establishing Women Deacons at First Baptist Church, Waco,” presented at American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region,

Dallas, March 17, 2001.

“Awaiting the Millennium: Davidian Social Structures,” The Western History

Conference, San Antonio, October 2000.

Speaker and Panelist for Conference on “Waco: Seven Years Later,” Rice University,

April 18, 2000.

“The Davidians of Waco,” AAUP National Conference: “Exploring Boundaries: Academic

Freedom at Religiously Affiliated Colleges and Universities,” Baylor University,

March 31, 2000.

“Religion and the Press in the U.K., 1999: Christianity at Millennium’s End,” American

Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas, March 5, 2000.

“Lambeth, 1998 and the Press: The Anglican Community at Century’s End,” Scholars’

Day, Baylor University, February 23, 2000.

“The Davidian Tradition,” and “Millennialism,” two lectures delivered at the First Annual

Lectureship at Campbell University, February 15, 2000.

“New Religious Movements and the Media,” AAR Conference for Journalists, Fort Worth,

Texas, February 24-26, 1999.

“Southern Baptists and the Millenium,” Scholars’ Day, Baylor University, February 10,

1999.

“The Pure Church: Holiness and the Davidian Millennial Expectation,” Conference on



the Millennium, Boston, Massachusetts, December 5-7, 1998.

“Changing Views of the Millennium in the Davidian Tradition,” Australian Historical

Association, Sydney, Australia, July 6-7, 1998.

“Oral History and Church History,” two lectures delivered at the Baptist Seminary in

Prague, Czech Republic, July, 1996.

“Teaching David Koresh,” American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas,

March 1996.

“The Persistence of the Millennium,” The Southeastern Medieval Association, October,

1996.

“Martin Luther’s Life, Thought and Influences,” videotape lectures aired frequently on



local education channel, 1996-1998.

“History of the Early Church,” a 15-hour course offered at the Seminary in Sofia,

Bulgaria, December 1994.

“Victor T. Houteff and the Davidian Tradition,” Baylor University, Religion Department

Annual Lecture, February 9, 1995.

“Latourette’s Great Century,” National Meeting of the American Academy of Religion,

Chicago, November 1994.

“The Epochs of European Church History,” American Academy of Religion, Southwest

Region, Dallas, March 1993.

“The Idea of a ‘Christian University’: A Critical Assessment,” National Association of

Baptist Professors of Religion, Fort Worth, Texas, March 1993.

“Recent Resources in American Religious Studies,” (panel organizer and participant)

American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas, March 1992.

“The Mount Carmel Davidians: Adventist Reformers, 1935-1959,” National Meeting of

The American Academy of Religion.

“Teaching the Introductory Church History Course: Goals, Content, Textbooks,”

(panel organizer and participant) American Academy of Religion, Southwest

Region, Dallas, March 1990.

“The Priesthood of the Believers,” Alliance of Baptists, Austin, 1989.

“The Branch Davidians,” American Academy of Religion, Southwest Region, Dallas,

1989.

“Counting Christians: David Barrett’s World Christian Encyclopedia,” American



Academy of Religion, Dallas, March 1988.

“The Papal Visit and the Media,” Popular Culture Association, New Orleans, March

1988.

“Profile of American Religious Trends,” Presidential Address, National Association of



Baptist Professors of Religion, Southwest Division, Fort Worth, March 1987.

“The Davidians,” American Academy of Religion, Southwest Division, Fort Worth,

March 1987.

“Millennialism in America: The Davidians,” Popular Culture Association, Montreal,

Canada, March 1987.

“The Spirituality of A.B. Simpson,” American Academy of Religion, Boston, December

1987.

“America’s Team: The Dallas Cowboys and the Lure of Success in the U.S.,” Popular



Culture Association, Wichita, Kansas, April 1983.

“Kenneth Scott Latourette: Historian of World Christianity,” Northern Baptist Seminary,

Recife, Brazil, June 1980.

“Roland Bainton: Historian of Religious Liberty,” Northern Baptist Seminary, Recife,

Brazil, June 1980.

“Stephen Neill: Historian of the Modern Church,” Northern Baptist Seminary, Recife,

Brazil, June 1980.

“Latourette’s Peridization,” Conference on Faith and History, National Meeting,

Chicago, 1980.

“Latourette’s Presuppositions,” American Academy of Religion, Southwest Division,

Enid, Oklahoma, 1977.
Ph.D. DISSERTATIONS/M.A. THESES DIRECTED

Dissertations (38 completed; 1 in progress)

Welty, Kyle, “The Origins of Evangelical Foreign Missions: A Comparison of the Early WMMS and CMS,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, Dec. 2012.

Hill, Bracy, “The Language of Dissent: The Defense of Eighteenth-Century English Dissent in the Works and Sermons of James Peirce,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, Dec. 2010.

*Accepted for Publication by Mercer University Press as The Language of Dissent: The Defense of Eighteenth-Century English Dissent in the Works and Sermons of James Peirce, 2012.

Rios, Chris, “The Evolutionists: A Comparison of the American Scientific Affiliation and the Research Scientists’ Christian Fellowship: 1940s-1985,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, Dec. 2010.

Sciretti, “Faith Can Pierce the Cloud: The Mysticism and Ministry of Anne Dutton, Eighteenth Century British Baptist,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, Dec. 2009.

Cook, Matt. “The Impact of Revivalism Upon Baptist Faith and Practice in the American

South Prior to the Civil War,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, June 2009.

Essick, John Inscore. “Apologist, Polemicist, and Theologian: The Unitive and

Organizational Influence of Thomas Grantham among the Seventeenth-Century

General Baptists,” Ph.D. Dissertation, Baylor University, November 2008.

*Published as Thomas Grantham: God’s Messenger from Lincolnshire (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, November, 2013).

Pratt, Kristian. “Ben Bogarde’s Understanding of the Local Baptist Church,” Ph.D.

Dissertation, Baylor University, August, 2005.

*Published as The Life of Ben M. Bogarde: The Father of Modern Landmarkism (Macon, GA: Mercer University Press, 2013).

Pendleton, Brian. “Baptists and Nativism in the 1920,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor

University, May, 2005.

Usery, Jim. “Thomas Merton’s Quest for the ‘Authentic Self’: The Evidence from the

Journals,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, 2001.

Irons, Kendra. “Pioneer Methodist Women Clergy in Kansas, 1860-1950.” Ph.D.

dissertation, Baylor University, May, 2001.

*Published as Preaching on the Plains: Methodist Women Preachers in Kansas, 1920-1956 (Boulder: University Press of America, Inc.), 2007.

Taylor, Jeffrey. “We Stand on the Same Old Ground ‘Where You Once Was’: Primitive

Baptists Self-Definition, 1832-1861,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University,

May, 2000.

*Published as The Formation of the Primitive Baptist Movement,

Kitchener, Ontario: Pandora Press, 2004.

Kanamura, Eiko, “Southern Baptist Convention Foreign Mission Policy and the Shaping

Of Japanese Baptists,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, December, 1999.

Holcomb, Carol Crawford, “Gender and the Social Gospel within the Women’s

Missionary Union Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist Convention 1888-1930,”

Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1999.

LaNoue, Deirde L. “Henri J.M. Nouwen and Modern American Spirituality,” Ph.D.

Dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1999.

*Published as The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen. New York: Continuum

International Publishing Group, 2000.

Stepp, Edwin B. “Interpreting a Forgotten Mission: African-American Missionaries of

the Southern Baptist Convention in Liberia, West Africa, 1846-1860,” Ph.D.

dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1999.

Rodriquez, Moises. “The Cultural Context of Southern Baptist Work Among Mexican

Americans in Texas,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, August, 1997.

Faught, II, Jerry L. “The Genesis Controversies: Denominational Compromise and the

Resurgence and Expansion of Fundamentalism in the Southern Baptist

Convention,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1995.

Perry, Milton L. “The Role of Camp Meeting in Millerite Revivalism, 1842-1844,”

Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, December, 1994.

Burch, Maxie B. “Doing History from the inside: An Examination of Evangelical

Historiography,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, August, 1994.

*Published as The Evangelical Historians: The Historiography of George



Marsden, Nathan Hatch and Mark Noll, Lanham, Maryland: University Press

Of America, Inc., 1996.

Adams, John Marion. “The Making of a Neo-Evangelical Statesman: The Case of

Harold John Ockenga,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1994.

Hawkins, Jr., Merrill M. “The Social and Religious Thought of Will D. Campbell,” Ph.D.

dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1994.

*Published as Will Campbell: Radical Prophet of the South, Macon, Georgia:

Mercer University Press, 1997.

Robinson-Durso, Pamela, “The Power of Woman:’ Sarah Moore Grimke, Abolitionist

and Feminist of the 1830’s,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1992.

*Published as The Power of Woman:’ Sarah Moore Grimke, Macon, Georgia:

Mercer University Press, 2003.

Scott, Jeffrey Warren. “State Mandatory Reporting of Child and Elder Abuse: A

Challenge to the Privacy of Penitential Communication,” Ph.D. dissertation,

Baylor University, May, 1991.

Weatherford, Kenneth Vaughn. “The Graves-Howell Controversy,” Ph.D. dissertation,

Baylor University, May, 1991.

Jonas, Jr., William Glenn. “A Critical Ealuation of Albert Henry Newman, Church



Historian,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1990.

*Published as A Critical Evaluation of Albert Henry Newman, 1852-1933,



Church Historian, San Francisco: Mellen Research University Press, 1992.

Marsh, Roger A. “Diminishing Respect for the Clergy and the First Great Awakening:

A Study in the Antecedents of Revival Among Massachusetts Congregationalists,

1630-1741,” Baylor University, May, 1990.

Dowless, Donald Vernon,” The Quakers of Colonial North Carolina, 1672-1789,” Ph.D.

dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1989.

Kirkindoll, Michael Lynn, “A History of the Effects of Urbanizatin on Southern Baptists

in Atlanta, Georgia, 1945-1988,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May,

1989.

Martin, Jr., Donald L. “The Thought of Amzi Clarence Dixon,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor



University, December, 1989.

Krapohl, Robert H. “A Search for Purity: The Controversial Life of John Nelson Darby,”

Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, December 1988.

Paris, Ricky. “The Contributions of J.B. Gambrell to the Development of Denominational

Consciousness Among Southern Baptists,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University,

May, 1988.

DeLoach, Clyde M. “Jimmy Carter: The Effect of Personal Religious Beliefs on His

Presidency and their Relationship to the Christian Realism of Reinhold Neibuhr,”

Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, December, 1985.

Beck, Rosalie, “The Whitsitt Controversy: A Denomination in Crisis,” Ph.D. dissertation,

Baylor University, August, 1984.

Phillips, Myer, “A Historical Study of the Attitude of the Churches of Christ Toward Other Denominations,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University,  1983. Lessner, Richard E. “The Imagined Enemy: American Nativism and the Disciples of Christ, 1830-1925,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1981.

Simpler, Steven Houston. “A Critical Analysis of the Church History Writings of Roland

H. Bainton.” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, May, 1981.

*Published as Roland H. Bainton: An Examination of his Reformation

Historiography, Lewiston, New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1999.

Smith, Robert Doyle. “Robert T. Handy: A Study in American Church Historiography,”

Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University, 1981.

Cobb, Jimmy Gene. “A Study of White Protestants’ Attitudes Toward Negroes in

Charleston, South Carolina, 1790-1845,” Ph.D. dissertation, Baylor University,

August, 1976.

THESES

Butler, Amy Kaunaoa. “Changing Consciousness, Changing Roles: The Southern



Baptist Women of Texas, 1886-1920,” M.A. Thesis, Baylor University,

December, 1996.

Gillis, William Ingle, “God as We Understood Him: Examining the Nature of Spirituality

in Alcoholics Anonymous,” M.A. Thesis, Baylor University, November, 1995.

Monteiro, Flavio Marconi Lemos, “Radicalism in Pernambuco: A Study of the

Relationship Between Nationals and Southern Baptist Missionaries in the

Brazilian Baptist Struggle for Autonomy,” M.A. Thesis, Baylor University,

May, 1991.

Bowden, Mauritta C. “Women’s Bible Studies,” M.A. Thesis, Baylor University,

May, 1991.

Carroll Charles C. “The Origin and Early Growth of the Foreign Mission Volunteer

Band at Baylor University, 1900-1916,” M.A. Thesis, Baylor University,

May, 1981.

Morgan, Margaret R. “Religious Journals and the controversy Over the Vietnam War,”

M.A. Thesis, Baylor University, May, 1981.

Cook, L. Katherine. “Francis of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Papacy,” Baylor

University, May, 1978.

PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS: ORGANIZATIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

2011-2013 Vice President, Baptist History and Heritage Society.

2012 Convener “Baptists and Race” (3 papers), Conference on “The Shaping of American Culture,” University of Mary Hardin Baylor, October 12-13, 2012.

2010 Attended Baptist World Alliance, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 28-Aug. 1, 2010.

2009 Organizer and Convener of Session on Baptists and Women, Pruitt Symposium, Baylor University, October 1-3, 2009.

2009 Baptist Studies Committee: visited libraries at Regents’ Park, Oxford, to explore

cooperative ventures, May 21-31, 2009.

2009 Convener “Missions in America and American Missions: Episodes in the American

Experience of Missions and Empire,” (3 papers) American Society of Church History,

Montreal, Canada, April 2009.

2009 Convener and Respondent to three papers “On Dissent among Dissenters: The

Battle over Dissenting Identity and Orthodoxy in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth

Centuries,” AAR/SWCRS, Dallas, March 2009.

2008 Chairman, Bylaws Revision Committee, Baptist History and Heritage.

2007 Baptist 400 Baylor Committee to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Baptists.

2006 Served as Secretary/Treasurer for Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Organized annual regional meeting of 300 participants in Dallas for AAR/SBL/ASOR/

ASSR, March 11-13, 2005.

2005 Selected and served as Fellow at the 2005 Inaugural Conference on Tolerance

and its Limits, Rice University, September 19-22, 2005.

2005 Attended Baptist World Alliance, Birmingham, England, July, 2005.

2005 Served as Secretary/Treasurer for Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Organized annual regional meeting of 240 participants in Dallas for AAR/SBL/ASOR/

ASSR, March 11-13, 2005.

2005 Served on the committee to organize the conference on the Future of Baptist Higher

Education, held at Baylor University, April 18-19, 2005.

2004 Served as Secretary/Treasurer for Southwest Commission on Religious Studies.

Organized annual regional meeting of 240 participants in Dallas for AAR/SBL/

ASOR/ASSR, March 6-8, 2004.

2004 Assisted in planning and hosting the 2004 International Conference of the Center

for Studies on New Religions, held at Baylor University, sponsored by Church-State

Studies, June 17-20, 2004.

2004 Hosted Muslim-American relations lecturer, Tamim Ansary, Baylor University,

November 17, 2004.

2004 Attended the Conference on the History of American Religious Practice at University

of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 21-23, 2004.

2003 Chaired Session 8, Christianity and Culture, of the Texas Medieval Association

Conference, Baylor University, Waco, September 26, 1:30-3:00, Cashion 501.

2003 Appointed Secretary-Treasurer of Southwest Commission on Religious Studies,

2003-2006, (3 year term—My responsibility is to organize the annual meeting of

Over 200 regional religion scholars.)

2002 Session Convener for History of Christianity Division, Southwest Regional of the

American Academy of Religion, Irving, Texas.

1998 Session Convener, The Christ-Haunted South, Baylor University.

1996 Officer, Selection Committee for Southwest Region of the American Academy of

Religion/Society of Biblical Literature.

1990 Program Chair, History of Christianity Division, Southwest Region of the American

Academy of Religion.

1989 Session Convener, The Believer’s Church Conference, Fort Worth.

1987 President of National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Southwest

Division.

1986 Served on local arrangements committee and presented responses to two papers

at the American Society of Church History, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,

Fort Worth.

1986 Vice-President of National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, Southwest

Section, Program Chair.

1985 Local Arrangements Chair and Session Chair for SCOLAS, Baylor.

1981 Program Chair and Arrangements Chair for American Society of Church History, Baylor

University, Spring. This was the first visit of the ASCH to Baylor.

1977 Program Chair, History of Christianity Division, Southwest American Academy of

Religion.



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES

2008 Grant Proposal Writing Seminar

2007 University Research Grant to study Baptist origins at Angus Library, Oxford University and British Library, London

1997 University Sabbatical: Millennialism

1985 Summer Teaching Institute

1982 Academic Writing Workshop

1982 University Sabbatical: Baptist History

1980 Test Skills Workshop

1980 Summer Sabbatical: Continental Reformation

1979 Summer Sabbatical: Stephen Neill

1978 Proposal Writing Workshop
REGULAR ATTENDANCE AT PROFESSIONAL MEETINGS (SINCE 1965)

American Academy of Religion (national and regional)

American Society of Church History

American Historical Association

Baptist History and Heritage Society

Conference on Faith and History

National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion (national and regional)

Texas Historical Association

Texas Baptist Historical Association

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POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

Summer, 2007 Regents’ College, Oxford University, Oxford, England

January, 1987 Center for Study of Missions, Ventnor, New Jersey

Summer, 1977 Oxford Center for Study of Revivals, Oxford, England.
JOURNAL and EDITORIAL APPOINTMENTS

2008-2012 Editorial Board of Seventeenth Century Baptist Texts, edited by Roldan-Figueroa and Weaver

1981-2000 Editor of Journal of Texas Baptist History for twenty years.

1983-1984 Book Review Editor for Journal of Church State.


ARTICLE EVALUATOR FOR ACADEMIC JOURNALS

2012 Journal of Religion

2012 Baptist History and Heritage

1994-present Perspectives

1979-present Journal of Church and State
BOOK MANUSCRIPT REVIEWER

2012 Christian History: An Introduction by Alister McGrath for Oxford University Press.

2000 Manuscript Reviewer for Princeton University Press (James Faubion’s books, The

Shadows and Lights of Waco: Millennialism Today) September, 2000.
CONSULTATIONS

2007 Consultant and Proof Reader for Baptists and Religious Liberty: The Freedom Road, by William M. Pinson, Jr. Dallas, Texas: Baptist Way Press, 2007.

2005 Consultant for twenty-five articles on “Baptist Heritage,” authored by Bill Pinson and

published in The Baptist Standard throughout 2005 and 2006.

2005 Guest Lecturer for Teaching Fellows Program, Wabash Center, Baylor University,

(also 2002, 2003, 2004).

2003 Interview with Brian Garr on long-term impact of Branch Davidian episode on the

City of Waco for the 10th anniversary articles published by Waco Tribune-Herald.

2002 Interviewed on Quaker tradition of Pacifism for Waco Tribune-Herald.

2002 Consultant for Publisher on Church History text: Donald K. McKim, Academic and

Reference ed., Westminster John Knox Press, considering proposal from Robert Bruce

Mullin, A Short History of Christianity (300-400 p. paperback).

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