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MATHENY LECTURE SERIES PRESENTS HISTORICAL JESUS SCHOLAR
HAMMOND – New Testament and historical
Jesus scholar Bart Ehrman will be the guest speaker for Southeastern Louisiana
University’s Matheny Lecture Series on Science and Religion.
On April 10-11, Ehrman, the Bowman-Gray
Professor and chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present three lectures focusing
on historical Jesus research and the emergence of Christianity in the first
– April 10 at 3:30 p.m. in the
Student Union Theatre: “Jesus the Apocalyptic
– April 10 at 7:30 p.m. at St.
Albert’s Church across from the SLU campus: “Jesus Through Many Eyes: The
Diversity of Our Early Gospels”
– April 11 at 10 a.m. in the Student
Union Theatre: “The Quest for the Historian’s Jesus.”
Winner of numerous university awards and grants, Ehrman is the
recipient of the 1993 UNC Undergraduate Student Teaching Award, the 1994
Phillip and Ruth Hettleman Prize for Artistic and Scholarly Achievement,
and the Bowman and Gordon Gray Award for excellence in teaching.
Since completing his master’s and doctoral degrees at Princeton
Seminary, he has published extensively on New Testament and early Christianity
subjects. He has written and edited eight books, numerous articles, and
dozens of book reviews. His most recent books include “Jesus: Apocalyptic
Prophet of the New Millennium” and “Lost Christianities: The Battles Over
Scripture and the Faiths We Never Knew.”
In addition to these books, he has also
published a college-level textbook on the New Testament and two anthologies
of early Christian writings.
Ehrman has served as president of the
Southeast Region of the Society of Biblical Literature, chair of the New
Testament textual criticism section of the Society, book review editor
of the “Journal of Biblical Literature,” and editor of the monograph series
“The New Testament in the Greek Fathers.” He is co-editor of the series
New Testament Tools and Studies and on several other boards for monographs
in the field.
The annual lecture honors the late Tom
Matheny, a Hammond attorney and 1954 Southeastern graduate. Matheny, who
was named Southeastern Alumnus of the Year in 1981, had a long and distinguished
record of service to the community and to his church, including serving
for more than two decades as president of the world-wide Judicial Council
of the United Methodist Church. He was also active in numerous civic organizations
and as an advocate for the rights of the mentally ill.
For more information, contact Matt Rossano
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