Death of James E. Wood

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Death of James E. Wood

Postby Rvaughn » Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:50 am

Not sure this should go in "SBC News" but wasn't sure where to put it:
James E. Wood, Baylor scholar and BJC leader, dead at 96
James E. Wood Jr., a Baptist statesman and scholar recognized as one of the world’s leading authorities on the subject of church-state relations and religious liberty, died peacefully March 4 at age 96.

Born in Portsmouth, Virginia, Wood began his teaching career at Baylor University in 1955. He was named founding director of the J. M. Dawson Institute of Church-State Studies in 1957.
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Re: Death of James E. Wood

Postby Dave Roberts » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:24 am

James Wood was a very special individual. It was my privilege to serve as interim pastor of the church of which he was a member and to visit in his home on a number of occasions. He was a gracious gentleman who loved God, Baptist distinctives, and was deeply involved in applications of the First Amendment to religious issues. I never left without feeling that I had profited by sitting with one of the greats of Baptist life.
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