Elizabeth H. Flowers

Associate Professor


817-257-6442 | BEA 316


Elizabeth Flowers is Associate Professor of Religion at TCU, where she teaches courses in American religious history, women in religion, the history of evangelicalism, and world religious traditions. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi; a master’s of divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary; and her doctorate from the Graduate Program in Religion at Duke University. She has pursued additional studies at the Tamale Cross Cultural Institute in Ghana and Regents Park College at Oxford University. Her book Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power Since World War II, was recently published by UNC Press, and she has also published articles on women in the social gospel movement, missions and the African Colonization Society, and the portrayal of the China missionary Lottie Moon in Southern Baptist life and culture. Current research interests include religion, the body, and childbirth practices, and she is working on an edited volume considering shifting notions of gender in the Sunbelt South. On alternate years, she leads an honors study abroad on cultural pilgrimage. During rare but valued free-time, Betsy enjoys trips to family in Memphis, where she can find real barbecue, having coffee with her husband Darren, whose love of Elvis and world cup soccer she happily indulges, cheering for her eight year-old son’s team, the Jedi, and reading women’s memoirs.


One of her recent publications is “In My Mother’s House”: A Glimpse of Women in Ministry on its Twenty-Fifth Anniversary.”

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