The L. B. and Mabel Reavis Professorship and Scholarship Program
September 28 @ 10:40 am - 2:30 pm
September 28, 2021
Butler Chapel, Campbell University (In-Person) | Virtual Option Also Available *
10:40 – 11:30 am | Lecture One
1:30 – 2:30 pm | Lecture Two
*The Fall 2021 Reavis Lectures will be held in-person at Campbell University’s Butler Chapel, with the option to participate virtually. If you wish to participate virtually, via a livestream of the event, please indicate that on the event registration form below.
Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Associate Professor of American Religion, Baylor University in Waco, TX
Elizabeth Flowers joined the Religion department at Baylor in the summer of 2019 after thirteen years as a professor at Texas Christian University. Her education includes a B.A. from Millsaps College, M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary, and Ph.D. from Duke University. Her research focuses on issues of gender in American religion, particularly evangelicalism. Her first book, Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power Since World War II, considers the role of women in the Southern Baptist battles and culture wars of the late twentieth century. She is coeditor of A Marginal Majority: Women, Gender, and a Reimaging of Southern Baptists, which includes her work on Rosalynn Carter and the struggle of progressive evangelicals for the ERA. Her current project is a history of inerrancy as it invokes a theology of complementarianism. Flowers has been active in the leadership of the American Society of Church History and serves as president of the Southwest Region of the American Academy of Religion. She also enjoys teaching Sunday School at her local church with her husband, Darren J.N. Middleton. They have one teenage son.
L. B. and Mabel Reavis felt a deep desire to establish a program at Campbell University designed to promote the ministries of Evangelism and Church Growth. This led them to establish the L. B. and Mabel Reavis Professorship and Scholarship Program in 1991. Funding from this program is used to invite distinguished scholars to teach in the fields of Evangelism and Church Growth. For 21 years, this program has featured many Christian leaders on a variety of topics and has fulfilled the vision of the Reavis family.