Dr. Charles to lead Bryan Institute
March 30, 2009

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Dr. J. Daryl Charles has been named director and senior fellow of the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and Practice, Bryan College President Dr. Stephen D. Livesay has announced.Dr. Livesay, left, and Dr. Charles


Dr. Charles, senior fellow, Center for Politics and Religion at Union University in Jackson, Tenn., will assume his new position at the beginning of the 2009-10 academic year.


“We are delighted to have a scholar of Dr. Charles’ stature come to lead the Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and Practice,” Dr. Livesay said. “His professional work has focused on a biblical worldview perspective on contemporary issues, which is precisely the mission of the Bryan Institute. As affiliates of the Bryan Institute examine issues such as origins and law and public policy, Dr. Charles will provide leadership and support to help the Institute and the college make thoughtful, biblically consistent contributions to matters of public concern.


Dr. Charles is a graduate of West Chester State University, and earned his Ph.D. degree in hermeneutics from Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author, co-author or translator of 11 books on topics including natural law, “just war” and the biblical book of Jude. He is the author of more than 100 articles published in scholarly journals, and is a regular contributor at meetings of professional and scholarly organizations.


He is a member of organizations including the National Association of Scholars, Christians in Political Science, the Evangelical Philosophical Society and the Evangelical Theological Society. He serves on the editorial advisory boards of the journals Pro Ecclesia and Cultural Encounters, served in the same capacity with the journal Regeneration Quarterly, and is contributing editor to Touchstone.


During the 2007-08 academic year, he was the William E. Simon Visiting Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the James Madison Program, Department of Politics at Princeton University.


The Bryan Institute for Critical Thought and Practice includes the Center for Origins Research, Center for Leadership Initiatives, Center for Worldview Studies, the William Jennings Bryan Center for Law and Public Policy and the Center for International Development. The centers provide educational and research opportunities for Bryan students and the public.


For more information about the Bryan Institute, visit the web site.