[This article originally appeared on The Aquila Report in September 2012. It was written in the context of the so-called "Arab Spring" and related events, and thus it does not address the current brutal persecution of Christians and other religious minorities--involving mass executions, forced conversions, beheadings, and crucifixions--by ISIS/ISIL in Iraq and Syria. I have resisted the urge to rewrite the article in light of more recent events, although its relevance for understanding the broader historical context of current events should be obvious.]
Dr. Bill Evans is a graduate of Taylor University (B.A.), Westminster Theological Seminary (M.A.R., Th.M.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.) completing a doctorate in History of Christian Thought in 1996. Evans is the Eunice Witherspoon Bell Younts and Willie Camp Younts Professor of Bible and Religion at Erskine College, since 1993, where he is the chair of the Department of Bible, Religion, and Philosophy. Current research interests include American Christianity and religion, soteriology, the history of Reformed theology, the Mercersburg Theology, and world Christianity.
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