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Conner, Walter Thomas (1877–1952)

  1. David S. Dockery

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0356

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Dockery, D. S. 2011. Conner, Walter Thomas (1877–1952). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


W. T. Conner was born on January 19, 1877, in Cleveland County, Arkansas. When he was 15, his family moved to Texas where he was baptized at the Harmony Baptist Church at Caps, Texas. Conner received a B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University and was a member of the first graduating class of Southwestern Baptist Seminary in 1908 with a Th.B. degree. In 1910 he received a B.D. degree from Rochester Seminary where he studied with A. H. Strong and Walter Rauschenbusch. Following his graduation from Rochester and a brief period at the University of Chicago, Conner was invited to join the Southwestern faculty in 1910. He was given leave of absence in 1914 to pursue his Th.D. with E. Y. Mullins at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


  • Conner, Walter Thomas (1877–1952);
  • Conner's theology;
  • the bible, God's authority being made known;
  • modern world of theology, issues;
  • Conner, rejecting concept of scientific evolution;
  • the bible's absolute authority, in all matters spiritual