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Barbara Brown Taylor

Episcopal Priest, Professor
NY Times Best-Selling Author

Barbara Brown Taylor is a best-selling author, teacher, and Episcopal priest.  Her first memoir, Leaving Church, won an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in 2006.  Her next three books earned places on the New York Times bestseller list.  Taylor has served on the faculties of Piedmont College, Emory University, Mercer University, Columbia Seminary, Oblate School of Theology, and the Certificate in Theological Studies program at Arrendale State Prison for Women in Alto, Georgia. Her latest book, Always a Guest, was released in October 2020 from Westminster John Knox Press.


Always A Guest, Westminster John Knox, 2020

Holy Envy, HarperOne, 2019

Learning to Walk in the Dark, HarperOne, 2014

An Altar in the World, HarperOne, 2009

Leaving Church, HarperSanFrancisco, 2006

The Seeds of Heaven, Westminster John Knox, 2004

Speaking of Sin, Cowley, 2000

The Luminous Web, Cowley, 2000

Home By Another Way, Cowley, 1999

When God is Silent, Cowley, 1998

Mixed Blessings, Cowley, 1998

God in Pain, Abingdon, 1998

Bread of Angels, Cowley, 1997

Gospel Medicine, Cowley, 1995

The Preaching Life, Cowley, 1993


Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees

Christian Theological Seminary, 2020

Franklin College, 2016

Wake Forest University, 2006

The University of the South, 2005

Hastings University, 2005

Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, 2002

Colgate University, 2001

Virginia Theological Seminary, 2001

Berkeley Divinity School at Yale, 1997

Piedmont College, 1995


Past and Present Memberships and Honors

Mercer University Board of Trustees

President's Medal 2016, The Chautauqua Institution

Georgia Woman of the Year 2015

TIME 100 list of Most Influential People, 2014

100 Most Influential Georgians, 2012

Board of Advisors, Yale Divinity School

National Board of Advisors, The Buechner Institute

The Emory Medal, Emory University, 1998

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