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Dr. James E. Wood Jr.

Wrong Dr. James E. Wood Jr.?

Professor, Founding Director

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

49 Total References
Web References
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.
Doing Freedom Baptist Style: Freedom of Conscience [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.
II, 15 May 2006 [cached]
Former BJC executive director James Wood serves on the board of directors of ARL. Numerous past and present members of AU's governing board also serve on ARL's board of directors and advisory board. Thus, it should come as no great surprise that the president of the AHA would be featured in an article in the BJC's journal or that the BJC would recommend his book to its Baptist readers. This same "humanist" served as editor of AU's monthly journal for the bulk of the 16 years he worked for AU, defining church/state separation and religious liberty for AU's readers, many of which were pastors of Southern Baptist churches. Thus, the humanist perspective on church/state separation and religious liberty was being funneled directly into Southern Baptist churches across the United States.
Snippets--Quotations, 18 Aug 2006 [cached]
James E. Wood, Jr. Director of J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies, Baylor University, "Religious Pluralism and American Society" in Ecumenical Perspectives on Church and State, (Baylor University Press, 1988), p. 16
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