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Brett Smith

Born: 1965, in Champaign, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: 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.

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


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

Labor's millennium :
ISBN: 1606080679 OCLC: 494691589

Pickwick Publications, Eugene, Or. : ©2010.

"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.