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Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor
Born Barbara Brown
(1951-09-21) September 21, 1951 (age 64)
Alma mater Yale Divinity School

Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy, Piedmont College, Georgia and

Adjunct Professor of Spirituality, Columbia Theological Seminary, Georgia
Known for Episcopal priest, teacher, and author.
Board member of
The Buechner Institute, Yale Divinity School, and The Istanbul Center
Religion Episcopal
Spouse(s) E. Edward Taylor (since 1982)
Parent(s) Grace McGahee Brown and Earl Clement Brown

Barbara Brown Taylor (born September 21, 1951) is an American Episcopal priest, professor, author and theologian and is one of the United States' best known preachers.[1][2] In 2014, the TIME magazine placed her in its annual TIME 100 list of most influential people in the world. [3]

Taylor did her undergraduate studies at Emory University where she graduated in 1973. She then went on to study at Yale Divinity School, where she graduated in 1976. She was ordained in 1984,[1] and became the rector of Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church (Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta) in Clarkesville, Georgia in 1992.[4] In 1996, she was named one of the twelve "most effective" preachers in the English-speaking world by Baylor University.[5] She later left parish ministry and became a full-time professor at Piedmont College in Demorest, Georgia and an adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.

She was awarded the 1998 Emory Medal by the Emory Alumni Association of Emory University for her distinguished achievement in education.[6] In February 2009, Barbara Brown Taylor led the 2nd annual Piedmont College religion conference in Athens, Georgia.[7] Taylor was also the keynote speaker at the conference in previous years.[8] She has written twelve books on faith and spirituality.[1][9] In February 2010, days before Piedmont College's religion conference, Taylor ranked in the top ten most influential living preachers in a poll conducted by the Southern Baptist Convention.[10]

She lives at her farm in northern Georgia, with husband Edward Taylor.[3]



  1. ^ a b c "Barbara Brown Taylor live at the Westminster Town Hall Forum". Minnesota Public Radio. March 5, 2009. Archived from the original on 30 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  2. ^ Elizabeth Dias (April 17, 2014). "Barbara Brown Taylor Faces the Darkness". TIME. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  3. ^ a b "TIME 100 ARTISTS: Barbara Brown Taylor". TIME. April 23, 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  4. ^ Virshup, Amy (June 15, 2006). "Newly released: Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-03-20. 
  5. ^ Woodward, Kenneth L. (March 4, 1996). "Heard Any Good Sermons Lately?". Newsweek (Newsweek, Inc). Archived from the original on 29 March 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-21. 
  6. ^ Emory Alumni Association. "Emory Medal Recipients". 
  7. ^ Cheesman, Heather (2009-02-23). "Know your neighbor conference: Teaching tolerance and interfaith in today's diverse community". The Navigator (Piedmont College). Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  8. ^ Lumpkin, Elise (2008-02-25). "Faculty uncovers 'Christ-haunted' South". The Navigator (Piedmont College). Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  9. ^ "Piedmont Professors' book signings". The Navigator (Piedmont College). 2005-03-21. Retrieved 2009-03-22. 
  10. ^ ABP staff (2010-02-02). "Billy Graham tops poll of most influential living preachers". Associated Baptist Press. Archived from the original on 6 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2010. 

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