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Dr. Jeffrey Mask

Professor of Religion, Philosophy, and American Studies

Why I Teach

Teaching is a vocation, a calling. It is a means of living out my religious and social commitments.

Professional Activities

I am currently pursuing three research and writing projects. In collaboration with Dr. Brantley Craig, I have a first draft done of an introduction to the New Testament.

An ongoing project with the working title of New Lights and Old Landmarks began years ago as a spin-off of At Liberty under God (1997). It is a historical and theological analysis of movements in the Baptist denomination in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that prepared the way for the development of Fundamentalism in that denomination in the twentieth century. On sabbatical in the spring semester of 2007, I managed to get that project about half written.

The final project is a theological and ethical critique of capitalism. It has grown out of a presentation on Max Weber’s The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism that I made a few years ago at the Mid-Atlantic meeting of the American Academy of Religion. I am still reading and gathering information for this one. The writing has not yet begun.


  • Ph.D., Religion (Theological Studies), Emory University
  • M.Div., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Philosophy, University of Mississippi

Courses Taught

  • RE105 Literature of the New Testament
  • RE106 World Religions
  • RE199D/ES199C Sustainability
  • RE200 Religion in America
  • RE201 Eastern Religious Traditions
  • RE298/398 The Historical Jesus
  • RE299/399 The English Reformation
  • RE301/PH301 Philosophy of Religion
  • RE303 Introduction to Christian Thought
  • RE399N The Idea of God
  • HN201 The Good Life
  • HU400C Food, Culture, and Identity
  • HU400H The Idea of Liberty
  • HU400I/RE399K Denominational Evolution
  • PH300 Business Ethics
  • BA504 Social Forces in Business

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