Dr. David R. Bains, Associate Professor of Religion, Howard College of Arts and Sciences
David Bains is a historian of religion in America. A graduate of the University of Virginia and Harvard University, his research focuses primarily on the twentieth century and examines worship, religious architecture, theology, religious diversity, and the changing shape of denominationalism. He is the author of articles that have appeared in Faith in America and the journal Church History. He teaches courses in five areas, world religions, American religious history, worship, history of Christianity, and introduction to biblical studies.
Topics by this Speaker:
- Understanding World Religions
- Religious Diversity in America: History, Challenges, and Opportunities
- Varieties of Christian Worship
- What Everyone Should Know about Islam
- Isaiah’s Vision and the Emmaus Road: Two Visions of Christian Worship
- Mormon America: Understanding the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- The Puritan Legacy in America
- Temple or Meetinghouse?: Church Design and Meaning
- Red Bricks and White Steeples: The Colonial Revival and American Religious Identity
- What is the Future of Contemporary Worship?
- Great Awakenings in American History
- Religion in Colonial Virginia