Westar Institute

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Charles Hedrick

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Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies

Missouri State University


Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School; M.A., University of Southern California; B.D., Golden Gate Southern Baptist Seminary; B.A., Mississippi College


Charles W. Hedrick is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religious Studies at Missouri State University. A retired U.S. Army Reserve Chaplain (Colonel) and Juvenile Probation Officer, Los Angeles County Probation Department, he has served as a pastor of churches in Mississippi, California, and New York City. Hedrick was a member of the international team (UNESCO) of scholars who worked for several years in Cairo, Egypt, reconstructing and translating the Nag Hammadi Codices and later excavated at the site of the Nag Hammadi discovery. He is a distinguished author, translator, and teacher in the academic study of religion. He is the author of numerous books and articles, and a frequent contributor to The Fourth R.

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