Dr. Rodney Taylor

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Dr. Rodney S. Taylor, assistant professor of theology, is a graduate of Baylor University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history. He then received a master’s degree in political science from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Following that degree, he served as an editorial writer for the Amarillo Globe-News in Texas and later as a technical writer for Access Innovations in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Upon returning to school, he earned a Master of Arts (Theology) from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Master of Studies in Christian ethics from Oxford University.

Taylor completed a Ph.D. in Christian ethics at King’s College, London, writing the thesis “Between Church and State: The Christian Political Actor and a Theology of Vocation” under the supervision of Professor Michael Banner.

Upon completing graduate studies, Taylor worked as a research fellow/policy officer for the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Centre at the University of Edinburgh. He also taught adjunctively at the divinity school, New College, while in Edinburgh.

He has published a chapter on bioethics in Growing Citizens (Saint Andrews Press) and co-edited a collection of the writings of T.B. Maston, Both-And: A Maston Reader, with Dr. Bill Tillman and Ms. Lauren Brewer.

Degrees Earned

  • Bachelor of Arts, Journalism and History, Baylor University, 1990
  • Master of Arts, Political Science, Georgetown University, 1992
  • Master of Arts, Theology, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1999
  • Master of Studies, Christian Ethics, Oxford University, 2001
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Christian Ethics, King's College, London, 2005
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