Posted by Tully Taylor on 2011-10-05
Samford University associate professor of history Jason Wallace presented at the St. George Tucker Society Annual Scholarly Meeting in Augusta, Ga., earlier this fall.
Dr. Wallace presented a paper on a portion of his book, Catholics, Slaveholders, and the Dilemma of American Evangelicalism, 1835-1860. The paper was entitled “Southern Evangelical Dilemmas.”
“In short, southern evangelicals sought to give religious justification to a conservative social vision, yet, as evangelicals, they held certain Protestant religious presuppositions that undermined their conservatism,” said Wallace.
Samford history professor John Mayfield served on the program committee that helped coordinate the St. George Tucker Society annual meeting.
Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.