As the world’s largest Baptist university, it stands to reason that Baylor would be among the leaders in the study of religion. Recognition from outside the University — like the recent honors from Christianity Today — just confirms the standing of Baylor and its faculty nationwide.
Christianity Today, the nation’s leading evangelical Christian magazine, named books by three Baylor professors and one alum among the winners of its 2008 Book Awards:
* Questions to All of Your Answers: A Journey from Folk Religion to Examined Faith, by Truett Seminary professor Dr. Roger Olson;
* The Great Awakening: The Roots of Evangelical Christianity in Colonial America, by history professor Dr. Thomas Kidd;
* Discovering God: The Origins of the Great Religions and the Evolution of Belief, by Dr. Rodney Stark, co-director of the Institute for Studies of Religion; and
* Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite, by Dr. D. Michael Lindsay, class of 1994.
Sic ’em, Drs. Olson, Kidd, Stark and Lindsay!