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December 15, 1999






Tillman to Hardin-Simmons
___ABILENE--Bill Tillman, coordinator of the theological education division for the Baptist General Convention of Texas, will join Hardin-Simmons University's Logsdon School of Theology faculty in January as the first T.B. Maston professor of Christian
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___"Bill Tillman is a highly respected Christian ethicist and teacher," said Vernon Davis, dean of Logsdon School of Theology. "His vital connection with the Maston tradition makes him a most appropriate choice to become the first T.B. Maston professor of Christian ethics."
___The namesake of the new chair was a longtime professor of Christian ethics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth. He was one of Southern Baptists' first full-time ethics professors and was considered a prophetic voice on issues such as race relations.
___Though not a formal student of Maston's, Tillman did enjoy a close personal relationship with the professor as a student and later as an ethics professor at Southwestern.
___Tillman taught at Southwestern from 1981 to 1998 after earning his doctor of philosophy degree there in 1978. His dissertation topic was "Representative Actions and Statements among Southern Baptists Concerning Black-White Relations, 1964-1976."
___Tillman has written extensively in the field of Christian ethics. Among his publications are "The Bible and Family Relations," on which he collaborated with Maston, "Christian Ethics: A Primer" and "AIDS: A Christian Response." He has written many curriculum resources as well.

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