Langston

Scott M. Langston

Instructor in Religion
Religion
Beasley Hall 308

s.langston@tcu.edu | 817-257-6678

Education

Ph.D. 1992, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Major: Old Testament
Minor: Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology

MA 2000, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, Texas
Master of Arts in History (American)

M.Div. 1986, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas

BA 1982, Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
Majors: Christianity and Business Management

Courses Taught

RELI 10023: Understanding Religion: Communities: World Religions Through the Centuries
RELI 10043: Understanding Religion: Society and Culture: Native Americans, Christians, and American Ideals
RELI 30693: Native Americans, Religion, and Contemporary Issues
RELI/ANTH 30763: Archaeology of the Biblical World: Syria-Palestine and Trans-Jordan, 1550-332 BCE

Areas of Focus

Native American histories and religious traditions; Southern Jewish history; Reception history of the Bible

“’A Running Thread of Ideals’: Joshua and the Israelite Conquest in American History,” in On Prophets, Warriors, and Kings: Former Prophets Through the Eyes of Their Interpreters (2016), 229-63, George J. Brooke and Ariel Feldman, eds., Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 470, De Gruyter Publishing.

“Being Jewish in Columbus, Georgia: The Business, Politics, and Religion of Jacob and Isaac Moses, 1828-1890.” Southern Jewish History (2015) 18: 1-61.

“Teaching Southern Jewish History: A Dialogue.” Co-authored with Bryan Edward Stone. Southern Jewish History (2012) 15: 1-40.

“The Bible and Bombings: Southern Rabbis Respond During the Civil Rights Movement.” Southern Jewish History (2011) 14: 155-200.

“Exodus in Early Twentieth Century America: Charles Reynolds Brown and Lawrence Langner,” in The Oxford Handbook of the Reception History of the Bible (2011), 433-46, Michael Lieb, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland, eds., Oxford University Press.

“The Americanization of the Ten Commandments, 1880s-1920s.” Perspectives in Religious Studies 35.4 (Winter 2008): 393-410.

Exodus Through the Centuries, Blackwell Bible Commentary Series, John F. A. Sawyer and David M. Gunn, eds., Blackwell Publishing, 2006.

“The Bible and American Culture,” in The Blackwell Companion to the Bible and Culture (2006), 198-216, John F. A. Sawyer, ed., Blackwell Publishing.

“Jewish Contributions to Civic Development: The Isaac I. Moses Family and Girard/Phenix City, Alabama,” 2015 Southern Jewish Historical Society Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee

“Reading Biblical Commentaries in Context: The Role of Community and Culture,” 2014 Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, Use, Influence and Impact of the Bible Section

“Cincinnati Meets Charleston: The Moses and Jonas Families in Alabama,” 2013 Southern Jewish Historical Society Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Alabama

Appeared in both parts of the two-hour documentary, “The Chosen,” which aired June 12 and 19, 2013 on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program, Ideas, Frank Faulk, producer

Appeared in both parts of the two-hour documentary, “The Book of Exodus,” which aired November 22-23, 2010 on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio program, Ideas, Frank Faulk, producer

  • 2001 Southern Jewish Historical Society’s Quadrennial Award
  • Native American and Indigenous Studies Association
  • Southern Jewish Historical Society
  • American Schools of Oriental Research
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • President, Southern Jewish Historical Society (2006-08); also served as Immediate-Past President (2009-10), President-elect (2005-06), Secretary (2004-05), and member of the Board of Trustees (2001-03).
  • Editor, Primary Sources Section, Southern Jewish History (2011-present)
  • Steering Committee, Use, Influence, and Impact of the Bible section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (2015-present)
  • First Vice-President (2011-14), Texas Jewish Historical Society; also served as member of the Board of Trustees (2009-11, 2014-15)