CHICAGO (September 24, 2012) – North Park Theological Seminary (NPTS) will host Christian scholars this week in two consecutive annual events.
The Nils W. Lund Memorial Lectureship on Wednesday and Thursday will focus on current developments in biblical studies and their relationship to the mission and ministry of the church. The Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture to be held Thursday through Saturday features presentations and discussion of “family” in the scriptural context.
Seminary faculty are organizing both events.
“The Conversions of the Emotions in Early Christianity” will be the topic addressed in Wednesday’s Lund Lecture by Stephen Barton, reader in New Testament (retired) at Durham University in Durham, United Kingdom.
“Old Testament Resources for a New Twenty-First Century World” will be the focus of lectures given on Thursday by Dennis T. Olson, the Charles T. Haley professor of Old Testament theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.
Each speaker will present two lectures from 9 a.m. to noon in Isaacson Chapel in Nyvall Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public.
Each year the symposium gathers eight or nine scholars from various disciplines to reflect on what scripture has to say about an important theme or topic that relates to Christian life and the work of the church, said Stephen Chester, NPTS professor of New Testament and acting associate academic dean.
Registration is required. View the event website for more information.