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Dr. James E. Wood Jr.

Wrong Dr. James E. Wood Jr.?

Professor, Founding Director

Phone: (817) ***-****  
Email: j***@***.edu
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97410
Waco , Texas 76798
United States

Company Description: Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie...   more

Employment History

  • Professor of Religion
    Baylor University
  • Professor of Religion and Chairman of Church-State Studies
    Baylor University
  • Honorary President
    International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief
  • Executive Director
    The BJC
  • Professor, Founding Director
    J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
  • Head
    J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies
  • Director
    J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies


  • advanced degrees
    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
50 Total References
Web References
Doing Freedom Baptist Style: Freedom of Conscience, 1 Feb 2014 [cached]
In the 1970s-1980s, papers presented at BWA meetings by James E. Wood Jr., church-state professor at Baylor University, focused on liberty of conscience, religious liberty, and human rights. He claimed that "religious liberty is rooted in the inviolable sacredness of the human conscience. Then he stated that because freedom of conscience is basic to human personhood in the image of God and the ways people respond to God, no person "should be compelled to act contrary to his conscience.
Affirming the interrelatedness of liberty of conscience and human rights, Wood asserted: "To the degree that Baptists have been sensitive to the rights of conscience and the worth of every individual person, they have reflected, at least in some manner, a concern for human rights.
23. "Certain Unalienable Rights," Baptists and the American Experience, edited by James E. Wood Jr. (Valley Forge: Judson Press, 1976), 87.
Baylor Alumni Association, 7 Dec 2011 [cached]
Dr. James E. Wood Jr., Professor, Founding Director, J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, Baylor University
James Wood, a professor of ..., 5 Mar 2007 [cached]
James Wood, a professor of religion at Baylor University and resident of Waco since 1955, said that before February he hadn't heard of them referred to as a "cult.
James E. Wood, Jr., one of ..., 25 Oct 2011 [cached]
James E. Wood, Jr., one of the outstanding authorities and spokesmen on this concern in America today, contributes two basic articles on them. These were presented by Dr. Wood during the all-institutional study on church and state at the seminary, February, 1971.
James E. Wood, Jr., is Professor of Religion and Chairman of Church-State Studies at Baylor University. He has taken advanced degrees at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (B. D., Th. M., Th. D.) and has done post-doctoral study at Yale University and the Naganuma School of Japanese Studies, Tokyo. Dr. Wood is an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Church. He is editor of Church and State, has authored several works on church and state plus numerous journal articles, and has lectured on the subject on four continents.
Stop Deprogramming in Japan, 3 Sept 2009 [cached]
Professor James E. Wood, Jr., who served as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs, called deprogramming "a serious assault on many of the guarantees of the First Amendment [to the U.S. Constitution], but nowhere more so than on the right to religious liberty.
James E. Wood, Jr. for a number of years served as president of the International Academy for Freedom of Religion and Belief. He also served for many years as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs and later Director of Church-State Studies at Baylor University. He wrote:
Professor James Wood in 1985 wrote condemning the practice of deprogramming:
James E. Wood, Jr., An Apologia for Religious Human Rights, Religious Human Rights in Global Perspective, Religious Perspective 466 (John Witte, Jr. and Johan D. van der Vyver, eds.) (1996).
[8]Wood, New Religions and the First Amendment, Religion and the State, p. 204 (ed. James E. Wood, Jr. 1985). Wood observed:
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