Dockery, David S. 1952-

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DOCKERY, David S. 1952-

PERSONAL: Born October 28, 1952, in Tuscaloosa, AL; son of Samuel W. and Pansye P. Dockery; married, June 14, 1975; wife's name Lanese H.; children: Jonathan, Benjamin, Timothy. Ethnicity: "Caucasian." Education: University of Alabama, B.S., 1975; Southwestern Baptist Seminary, M.Div., 1981; Texas Christian University, M.A., 1986; University of Texas—Arlington, Ph.D., 1988. Religion: Christian. Hobbies and other interests: Reading, athletics, music.

ADDRESSES: Home—95 Willow Green, Jackson, TN 38305. Offıce—Union University, 1050 Union University Dr., Jackson, TN 38305; fax: 731-661-5444. E-mail—[email protected].

CAREER: Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, professor and vice president for academic administration, 1988-96; Union University, Jackson, TN, president, 1996—. Christianity Today, member of board of directors. Prison Fellowship, member of board of reference; Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, member of board of directors; Jackson Chamber of Commerce, member.

MEMBER: Institute for Biblical Research, Jackson Rotary Club.

AWARDS, HONORS: Distinguished Alumni Award, Southwestern Baptist Seminary, 2002.


Biblical Interpretation Then and Now, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 1992.

Holman Bible Handbook, Holman, 1992.

(Editor and contributor) Southern Baptists andAmerican Evangelicals: The Conversation Continues, 1994.

The Challenge of Postmodernism, Baker Book House (Grand Rapids, MI), 2001.

(Editor, with Timothy George) Theologians of BaptistTradition (originally published as Baptist Theologians), Broadman & Holman, 2001.

Contributor to books, including Beyond the Impasse? Scripture, Interpretation, and Theology in Baptist Life, 1993.

SIDELIGHTS: David S. Dockery told CA: "My primary motivation for writing is to address important historical, cultural, or philosophical issues. My work is influenced by historical and cultural trends. I am inspired by my personal interests and by issues facing higher education, church, society, and culture."



Christianity Today, April 14, 1993, S. Mark Heim, review of Beyond the Impasse? Scripture, Interpretation, and Theology in Baptist Life, p. 402; November 14, 1995, John Woodbridge, review of Southern Baptists and American Evangelicals: The Conversation Continues, p. 96; March 5, 2001, Katherine L. Robbin, "The Life and Times of the Christian College President," p. 104.

First Things: Monthly Journal of Religion and PublicLife, December, 2001, review of Theologians of the Baptist Tradition, p. 65.