Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner To Speak at Inaugural Biblical Studies

Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner To Speak at Inaugural Biblical Studies

Nov. 6, 2009
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO HOST INAUGURAL
FALL BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDIES LECTURES
NOV. 16 IN BANQUET HALL


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s School of Theology will host its inaugural fall lectures in Biblical and Theological Studies Monday, Nov. 16 in the Badgett Academic Support Center’s Banquet Hall on campus at 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

    The goal of this lecture series, according to Dr. Jarvis Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, is to expose students and faculty to world-class experts in the field of biblical and theological scholarship and to introduce students to cutting edge biblical and theological scholarship.

    This year’s theme is Justification and the New Perspective on Paul. The inaugural speaker is Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation (1997), and associate dean, scripture and interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky.

    Schreiner will offer three lectures on Justification and the New Perspective on Paul. All lectures will be in Campbellsville University’s Banquet Hall. Lecture one will be from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Lecture two will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., and lecture three will be 2:10 p.m. to 3:10 p.m.

     Each lecture will give the audience 15-20 minutes to interact critically with Schreiner’s lectures.

    In addition to his lectures, Schreiner will participate in a 10 a.m. question and answer session (moderated by Williams) for students and School of Theology faculty in Druien Hall, a noon lunch for students and School of Theology faculty in Winters Dining Hall, and he will have a book signing in the Campbellsville University bookstore from 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. where he will be signing copies of his recent Pauline Theology and New Testament Theology.

    Schreiner joined the Southern Seminary faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University.

    He holds a bachelor of science degree from Western Oregon University, a master of divinity, and master of theology degree from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary and a Ph.D. from Fuller Theological Seminary.

   Schreiner has published numerous significant works in New Testament Studies, especially in the area of Pauline Theology. A few of those works include a major commentary on Romans (Baker, 1998), a Pauline Theology (IVP, 2001) and most recently a New Testament Theology (Baker, 2008).

   Schreiner has also published articles in respected secular and evangelical journals in the field of New Testament Studies.

“In addition to his scholarship, Dr. Schreiner is a churchman,” Williams said. “He is a great model for what it means to be a Christian New Testament scholar.” 

   Schreiner recently delivered a series of lectures on Romans for a collegiate ministry at Princeton University.

   He serves as the preaching pastor at Clifton Baptist Church in Louisville, Ky. (a church devoted to spreading the gospel throughout the nations), and he speaks regularly at conferences for pastors and laypeople. One of Schreiner’s current writing projects is a Greek text commentary on Galatians that is devoted to helping the busy pastor study the Greek text when preparing sermons.

    The School of Theology invites everyone to the free sessions.

    For more details about this lecture series, contact Williams, 270-789-5481 or e-mail him at jjwilliams@campbellsville.edu.

    Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.    

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