Joe Early

Dr. Joe Early, Jr.

Associate Professor of Theology (Appointed 2009)

Personal Information
Office Location:  Druien Hall 123
Office Phone:  270.789.5163
Office Fax:      270.789.5339
UPO:  868


Ph.D.   Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (2002)
Dissertation Topic:
The Hayden Controversy: A Detailed Examination of the First Major Internal Altercation of the Baptist General Convention of Texas
M. Div.  Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (1997)
B.S.    Political Science, Cumberland College (1993) 

Academic Experience:
-    Assistant Professor of Religion,  University of the Cumberlands
-    Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion / Post-Doctoral Fellow, Baylor University
-    Teaching Assistant (Master’s Program), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
-    Adjunct Professor (Masters and Diploma Program), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Professional Memberships:
-     Baptist History and Heritage
-     East Texas Historical Association
-     West Texas Historical Association
-     Texas Historical Association
-     Tennessee Baptist Historical Association
-     American Academy of Religion

-     The Building of a Church: The Centennial History of South Main Baptist Church, Houston, Texas (Waco: Terrace Publishing, 2004).
-     A Texas Baptist History Sourcebook (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2004).
-     A Handbook of Texas Baptist Biography (Bloomington, IN.: Authorhouse, 2004).
-     A Texas Baptist Power Struggle: The Hayden Controversy (Denton: University of North Texas Press, 2005).
-     Readings in Baptist History. (Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishing Group, 2008).
-     The Life and Writings of Thomas Helwys: The First English Baptist (Macon, GA.: Mercer University Press, 2009).

-     A Student’s Guide to the New Testament (Bloomington, IN.: Authorhouse, 2005).
-     A Student’s Guide to the Old Testament (Bloomington, IN.: Authorhouse, 2005).  

-    "Tennessee Baptists and the Scopes Trial.” Tennessee Baptist Historical Society (Fall 2004).
-     “Daniel Parker: Two-Seeds in the Spirit and Illinois Politics.” American Baptist Quarterly (Spring 2004).
-     “Landmarkism: Tennessee Baptists’ Influence on Texas Baptists.” Tennessee Baptist Historical Journal (Fall 2004).
-     “Remembering Shurtleff.” American Baptist Quarterly (Spring 2003).
-     “Israel Campbell: The Father of Black Texas Baptists.” Baptist History and Heritage Journal (Fall 2004).
-     “The Schism of the First Baptist Church of Dallas, 1880.” East Texas Historical Journal (Fall 2004).