Brad Braxton Named to Endowed Chair at SMU

Brad R. Braxton has been named the Lois Craddock Perkins Professor of Homiletics at the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The appointment is effective June 1. He will be the third holder of the chair and the first African American to come to SMU with an appointment in an endowed chair.

Dr. Braxton’s previous positions include professorships at Vanderbilt University and Wake Forest University and he has been the pastor at the Riverside Church in New York City and Douglas Memorial Community Church in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of three books: Preaching Paul (2004); No Longer Slaves: Galatians and African American Experience (2002); and The Tyranny of Resolution: I Corinthians 7:17-24 (2000).

Dr. Braxton is a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Virginia. He earned a master’s degree at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament studies from Emory University in Atlanta.

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