By Kristen Padilla
April 12, 2016
Beeson Divinity School of Samford University is pleased to announce a new way Beeson friends and alumni can honor its founding dean and help recruit top students, the Timothy George Scholarship for Excellence.
George was financially supported by a generous scholarship during his days in graduate school. This new scholarship in his name will allow Beeson Divinity to offer the same financial support to the next generation of pastors and theologians.
“There is little question in my mind that, without three people, Beeson Divinity School would never have been born, nor would it have prospered. Two of those individuals, Ralph Beeson and Tom Corts, have escaped the burdens of this life, leaving the world much better than they found it. The third, Timothy George, has labored with intellect, devotion to Scripture, persistence, compassion and courage across three decades, shaping students and an institution to reflect God’s grace and truth,” said Andrew Westmoreland, president of Samford University. “In creating the Timothy George Scholarship for Excellence, his many friends will help to preserve the legacy of this dear man. As a result, countless numbers of students will benefit. I’m pleased to offer my enthusiastic support to this effort.”
George has been the dean of Beeson Divinity School since its inception in 1988. As founding dean, he has been instrumental in shaping its character and mission. In addition to his administrative responsibilities, George teaches church history and doctrine. He is a life advisory trustee of Wheaton College, is active in Evangelical–Roman Catholic Church dialogue, and chaired the Doctrine and Christian Unity Commission of the Baptist World Alliance.
George also serves as senior theological adviser for Christianity Today and is on the editorial advisory boards of First Things and Books & Culture. He is the general editor of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture, a 28-volume series of sixteenth-century exegetical comment. A prolific author, he has written more than 20 books and regularly contributes to scholarly journals. His Theology of the Reformers (25th Anniversary ed., 2013) is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into multiple languages. An ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention, George has served churches in Georgia, Massachusetts, Kentucky and Alabama. He and his wife, Denise, have two adult children.
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