Skip to main content
News

Nix and Turner contribute to encyclopedia

Furman University religion professors Echol Nix, Jr. and Helen Lee Turner have contributed to a two-volume encyclopedia that covers major controversial leaders, events, ideas, institutions, groups, books and a variety of topics in American religious life.

Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, 2nd Edition (2013) is edited by Bill J. Leonard and Jill Y. Crainshaw, Ph.D., both of Wake Forest University. The encyclopedia is published by ABC-CLIO.

An updated publication, the encyclopedia includes many new entries that reflect 21st century religious controversies. As a reference tool for scholars, students, and anyone interested in religion, the publication includes bibliographies for each entry that direct readers to additional resources for further study. Also, a section of primary document excerpts gives greater perspective on a number of religious issues.

Nix joined the Furman faculty as a full-time member in 2007. He holds degrees from Morehouse College (B.A.), Vanderbilt (M.Div.) and Boston University (Ph.D.).

This year marks Turner’s 30th year as a Furman faculty member. She holds degrees from Wake Forest University (B.A.), Vanderbilt University (M.Div., D.Min.) and University of Virginia (Ph.D.).

For more information about Encyclopedia of Religious Controversies in the United States, follow this link, or contact Furman’s News and Media Relations office at 864-294-3107.

Last updated .

More in Campus & Community

Alum Mary Frances Edwards Garrett bequests $2.2 million gift to Furman

Gift to be used to establish an endowed scholarship for students who are interested in teaching or joining the ministry.

OLLI at Furman accepting applications for Senior Leaders Greenville

Senior Leaders Greenville is a program designed for adults 55 and up who want to play a more essential role in the community.

Board of Trustees approve promotions, tenure for faculty

During their annual spring meeting on May 20, the trustees also heard that seven new members will join the board on July 1.

Rev. Kate Taber named Associate University Chaplain

Facilitator for Peacemaking and Mission Partnerships of the Presbyterian Church (USA) World Mission in Jerusalem, Taber will begin her duties July 31.