Dr. Robert Benne, Professor of Ethics at ILT, was given a courtesy appointment as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. He was offered this position because of his outstanding research and its consistency with Baylor’s vision. Dr. Benne joins 25 resident fellows and about 70 non-resident fellows. This is a great honor for Dr. Benne, who is an emeritus professor at Roanoke College and has served as a professor at ILT for eight years.
The mission of the Baylor University Institute for Studies of Religion is:
Launched in August 2004, The Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion (ISR) exists to initiate, support, and conduct research on religion, involving scholars and projects spanning the intellectual spectrum: history, psychology, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, philosophy, epidemiology, theology, and religious studies. Our mandate extends to all religions, everywhere, and throughout history. It also embraces the study of religious effects on such things as prosocial behavior, family life, population health, economic development, and social conflict. While always striving for appropriate scientific objectivity, our scholars treat religion with the respect that sacred matters require and deserve.
Dr. Benne’s contributions to the Christian ethics and to Christian higher education have earned him this appointment. Dr. Benne is an important member of the ILT faculty. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom and skillfully leads ILT students through his courses.
Congratulations Dr. Benne.