Undergrad Catalog 2010

School of Religion

Darrell Gwaltney , Dean

Scott Allen, Dane Anthony, Marty Bell, Robert Byrd (professor emeritus), Matthew Charlton*, Guy Chmieleski*, William Choate*, Ann Coble, Mark Christian* Ray Conner*, Stephanie Crowder, Manuel Cruz, Ben Curtis, Cynthia Curtis*, Clyde Cutrer (professor emeritus), David Dark, Steve Guthrie, Scott Harris*, Ernest Heard*, Leigh Hitchcock*, Marilyn Holland-Shuey*, Sally Holt, Joy Jordan-Lake*, David Kidd*, Tom Knowles-Bagwell*, Gene Lovelace*, Donovan McAbee, Mark McEntire, Megan McMurtry*, Amanda Miller, Martha Woody Minardi, Rod Murray*, Charles Parker*, Lori Patton*, Robert Ratcliff* Steven Reed*, Jon Roebuck*, Joseph Rosas*, Thomas Russell*, Steven Simpler, Judy Skeen, Harold Smith*, William Summey*, Andy Watts, Micah Weedman*


The School of Religion seeks to be a premier academic community that nurtures a living faith in God, reflects critically on its discipline, and develops skills for Christian ministry, and distinguishes itself through its emphases on contemplative spirituality and social justice.


The purpose of the School of Religion is to provide student-centered, academically challenging religion classes to the diverse student body of Belmont University and to provide a foundation of religious studies for students preparing for congregational ministry and advanced theological studies.


  1. To provide all Belmont students with a solid foundation in biblical and theological studies.
  2. To teach courses for religion majors and minors in the following areas: biblical languages, biblical studies, religion and society, theological and historical studies, practical studies, seminars and special studies.
  3. To offer professional education courses in practical ministry.
  4. To offer continuing education opportunities to ministers and laity.
  5. To integrate contemplative spirituality and social justice into the curricular and co-curricular program.