Piedmont Barbara Brown TaylorTaylor named in Georgia Trend 'Top 100'

Religion professor Barbara Brown Taylor has been selected as one of the “100 Most Influential Georgians” by Georgia Trend magazine. (Link)

Taylor, who joined Piedmont in 1998 as the first Butman Professor of Philosophy and Religion, is the author of 12 books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World. An Episcopal priest since 1984, her first memoir, Leaving Church, also met with widespread critical acclaim, winning a 2006 Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Georgia Trend noted that Taylor has been called one of the 12 “most effective” preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University.

Taylor also was recently named one of Emory University’s 175 Historymakers as part of the university’s celebration of its 175th year. Historymakers were selected from among Emory alumni and faculty who have been “inquiry-driven, ethically engaged, and committed to working collaboratively for positive transformation in the world,” said Emory President James W. Wagner. Taylor is a 1973 graduate of Emory and also earned a master of divinity degree from Yale Divinity School.

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