2018 Program

 Now Available SWCRS 2019 Call for Papers

 At SWCRS 2019, to be held March 8-10, 2019, in Irving, TX, the meeting's theme will be Religion and Healing. For more information see the call for papers published here.


The commission requests information regarding members who have died in the past year.

Leo Purdue  d. 2017

Bill Baird  d. 2018

The Southwest Commission on Religious Studies was established in 1974 to encourage, support, and coordinate scholarly activities in the field of religious studies in the Southwest. The Commission comprises the regional American Academy of Religion, American Schools of Oriental Research, Association for the Scientific Study of Religion, and Society of Biblical Literature.

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SWCRS Officers

President: Stacy Patty,
Lubbock Christian University

Vice President: W. H. Bellinger,
Baylor University

Executive Secretary: Richard J. Bautch,
St. Edward's University

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