International Scholars to Discuss Character of Jesus

Feb. 20, 1996

WACO, Texas - Some of the world's top international biblical scholars will discuss the character of Jesus described in Isaiah 53 during a colloquy to be held Feb. 23-25 by the George W. Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University and the Baylor Department of Religion.

This three-day colloquy, titled "The Servant of God," will research the role of Jesus as the servant of God highlighted in the book of Isaiah. Seminars will be conducted by biblical experts from the universities of Cambridge, Harvard, Duke, Tübingen and Bochum in Germany, Lichfield in England, Nijmegen in The Netherlands and as well as the presentation of papers and four major lectures that will be given on the subject. The colloquy will be held in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

Dr. Brad Creed, dean of Truett, said this conference will have an impact on future theological discussions of the history and character of Jesus Christ.

"The Isaiah Colloquy brings together some of the world's leading scholars in the field of biblical studies," Creed said. "This gathering promises to be a landmark event which will yield significant research and rich perspectives impacting the conversation on the person and work of Jesus Christ for years to come."

The colloquy is primarily for registered participants but a public lecture will be given at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, for anyone interested in the subject. Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. also will be featured during the Sunday Morning worship service at 8 a.m. Feb. 25.

For registration or more information, contact Dr. Bruce Corley, professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett, at 755-3755 or 1-800-BAYLORU, option 5.

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