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Professor Dyron Daughrity Releases New Book on Bishop Stephen Neill
Dyron Daughrity, Seaver College assistant professor of religion, has recently released a new book titled Bishop Stephen Neill, From Edinburgh to South India (Peter Lang Publishing; 2008; $77.95).
The book chronicles the ecumenical activities of Bishop Stephen Neill, who was one of the most gifted figures of world Christianity during the twentieth century. Described as a "much-tempted, brilliant, enigmatic man," the bishop's writings reveal little about the scholar himself. Through interviews and archival research, Daughrity's book answers many of the questions surrounding this distinguished Christian statesman's conflicting life.
"Seaver College is fortunate to have a person of Professor Daughrity's stature and character on our faculty. I suspect this book will be the first of many books. Students benefit by his enthusiasm for his subject matter," said Seaver College Dean David Baird.
Daughrity has travelled across the globe to locations like Malaysia, China, and India to conduct research, and has been awarded four research scholarships by the Disciples of Christ (Canada). He earned his Ph.D. in the history of religious movements and institutions from the University of Calgary, Canada. He has served as the Harris Manchester Fellow at Oxford University and as Visiting Professor at Union Biblical Seminary in Pune, India.