HumanitiesDr. Barbara Brown Taylor
Butman Professor of Religion
DDiv Piedmont College, Honoris Causa
MDiv Yale Divinity School
BA Emory University: English
ENG 393/493 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
REL 314 Life and Teachings of Paul
REL 301 Introduction to Theology
REL 222 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 221 Introduction to the Old Testament
REL 101 Religions of the World
Dr. Taylor provides oversight and hospitality for the annual Piedmont Conference on Religion and the Liberal Arts, in which she also participates as a speaker, preacher, and workshop leader. As the Butman Professor of Religion, her primary service to the College is making its mission known to audiences nationwide though her writing and public speaking. She also speaks to local and visiting groups such as the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association, the Boy Scouts, the Georgia Center for the Book, the United Church of Christ, and the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.
While Taylor teaches a range of introductory courses, her particular interests are world religions and Christian origins, both of which offer students opportunities to re-view and re-think prior assumptions about their own faith and the faith of their neighbors. In addition to her teaching responsibilities at Piedmont, she writes and speaks on the topic of religion & spirituality in contemporary North American culture.