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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Brett Smith  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1965, in Champaign, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Smith was born in Champaign and attended Rantoul public schools from K-12. He has degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (B.S.), Northern Seminary (M.Div.), and Northwestern University (Ph.D.). He's served as a minister at University Baptist and First Baptist in Champaign.

Biographical and Professional Information

Brett Smith has published articles and reviews in American Baptist Quarterly, Church History, The Christian Century, and Fides et Historia.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: Yes.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Labor's millennium :
ISBN: 1606080679. OCLC Number: 494691589

Pickwick Publications,. .

"Historians have traditionally interpreted the American land-grant higher-education movement as the result of political and economic forces. Little attention has been given, however, to any explicit or implicit theological motivations for the movement. This book tells the story of how the Christian belief of many founders of the University of Illinois motivated their educational theory and practice."--Publisher info.