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The National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion is a community of teaching scholars. Most members teach at Baptist-affiliated schools, colleges, and seminaries, but members also hail from a wide range of institutions in the United States, Canada, and abroad, including church-related and state-supported schools.
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 Joining NABPR

Anyone interested in joining the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion should send a letter or email of application to:

Daniel S. Mynatt
UMHB Box 8374
900 College Street
Belton, TX, 76513

All inquiries should include an email address, and should specify the status of membership requested. Membership is finalized by a vote of the Association in Annual Session (currently held in May).

Inquiries about dues status should be directed to the NABPR Office Manager Joyce Swoveland:  .
Members of the NABPR are entitled to several benefits, including the journal of the Association, Perspectives in Religious Studies, the NABPR newsletter, and subscriptions to Religious Studies Review, and The Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion.

Categories for Membership:

The constitution of the NABPR identifies the following categories of membership, Member, Retired Member, Associate Member, and Student Member.

Voting membership shall be open to any person who qualifies in one of two categories: Member or Retired Member.

  • Member Status: Persons holding teaching appointments who are engaged in the teaching of religion or related subjects at accredited colleges, universities, seminaries, or divinity schools may apply for Member status in the Association. Applications for membership shall be referred to the Executive Committee for review. The Executive Committee will report on and recommend candidates for membership to the Association in any annual meeting. The Association will vote upon each candidate for membership.
  • Retired Member Status: Persons retired from teaching appointments who were engaged in the teaching of religion or related subjects at accredited colleges, universities, seminaries, or divinity schools may apply for Retired Member status in the Association. Applications for retired membership shall be referred to the Executive Committee for review. The Executive Committee will report on and recommend candidates for membership to the Association in any annual meeting. The Association will vote upon each candidate for membership. Members in good standing at the time of their retirement need not re-apply for Retired Member status.

Non-voting membership shall be open to any person who does not qualify for Member or Retired Member status. Two categories of non-voting membership are possible: Associate Member and Student Member.

  • Associate Member Status: Persons interested in the work of the Association who do not qualify for Member or Retired Member status are eligible for Associate Member status. Associate Members may include persons with administrative appointments at colleges, universities, seminaries, or divinity schools, persons involved in parish ministry, or other interested persons. Applications for associate membership shall be referred to the Executive Committee for review. The Executive Committee will report on and recommend candidates for associate membership to the Association in any annual meeting. The Association will vote upon each candidate for associate membership.
  • Student Member Status: Persons interested in the work of the Association who are actively enrolled in any accredited college, university, seminary, or divinity school are eligible for Student Member status. Applications for student membership shall be referred to the Executive Committee for review. The Executive Committee will report on and recommend candidates for student membership to the Association in any annual meeting. The Association will vote upon each candidate for student membership.

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