ACU professor selected as guest editor of Christian journal

For Immediate Release
April 18, 2000


Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations
(915) 674-2692

Dr. Darryl Tippens, professor of English, served as the guest editor of the most recent edition of scholarly journal "Christianity and Literature."

The purpose of the journal, a quarterly publication of the Conference on Christianity and Literature, is to explore how literature engages Christian thought, experience and practice.

Tippens, who has been a member and officer of the Conference on Christianity and Literature for 20 years, accepted the role of guest editor at the special invitation of Dr. Robert Snyder, the current editor of "Christianity and Literature."

The winter issue of the quarterly was devoted entirely to the poetry of Walter McDonald, professor of English and director of creative writing at Texas Tech University.

A Vietnam veteran, McDonald is the author of nearly 20 books of poetry totaling 1,800 poems. He talks about his Vietnam experience as well as his family, faith and life on the West Texas plains.

As editor of the winter edition, Tippens interviewed other professors at colleges and universities across the nation to write the introductory essay to the collection and selected essays for the issue.

The winter 2000 issue of "Christianity and Literature" is available in libraries and through subscriptions or special purchase.

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