The tip of every yr brings with it a sequence of lists that bibliophiles eagerly await — a rundown of the yr’s finest books. Baylor professors are sometimes honored on these “better of” lists, on all kinds of matters.

For 2022, two books authored by Baylor college members earned recognition from Christianity In the present day and the Englewood Evaluate of Books, giving readers all through the Baylor Household new titles so as to add to their studying record.

* Past Racial Division: A Unifying Different to Colorblindness and Antiracism, by Baylor sociology professor George Yancey, was named Christianity In the present day‘s e book of the yr for “Politics & Public Life.” Describing Dr. Yancey’s writing as “clear,” “persuasive” and “transferring,” CT‘s reviewer says the e book “proposes a compelling different to our present racial stalemate that — dare I say it? — really provides me hope.”

Yancey joined Baylor’s sociology college in 2019 after stints at Texas, UTSA, Wisconsin-Whitewater, and North Texas. His analysis focuses on such matters as racial identification, educational bias, progressive Christians, and anti-Christian hostility. Yancey’s earlier books embrace Compromising Scholarship (on non secular and political biases in academia), What Motivates Cultural Progressives (on activists who oppose the Christian Proper), and So Many Christians, So Few Lions (on anti-Christian sentiment in America).

* Asian Individuals and the Spirit of Racial Capitalism, by Baylor faith professor Jonathan Tran, was honored by the Englewood Evaluate of Books because the “finest theology e book of 2022.” Englewood’s reviewer described Dr. Tran’s e book as “a therapeutic balm” in “our racially-charged, politicized age,” and applauded the e book for “depicting how racism in America is inherently and traditionally tied to political economic system.”

Tran got here to Baylor in 2006 after incomes his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Duke. He served as faculty-in-residence for Memorial and Alexander halls from 2010-15, college steward for Baylor’s Honors School from 2015-18, and was voted Collins Excellent Professor of the Yr by Baylor seniors in 2017. His earlier books embrace The Vietnam Warfare and Theologies of Reminiscence (a theological evaluation of America’s struggle in Vietnam) and Foucault and Theology (on the concepts of French thinker Michel Foucault).

Sic ’em, Drs. Yancey and Tran!


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