Drumwright Colloquium Explores Teachings Of Jesus And Paul

Oct. 29, 2004

Six internationally recognized New Testament scholars will compare various aspects of the thought and practice of Jesus and the Apostle Paul during the annual Minette and Huber Lelland Drumwright Jr. Endowed Colloquium in New Testament Studies Nov. 18-19 in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary. The lectures are free and open to the public.

"This is arguably the most significant New Testament gathering on Baylor's campus in roughly a decade," said Dr. Todd Still, associate professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett and coordinator of the colloquium.

The participants will include:

• Dr. Markus N. A. Bockmuehl, reader in New Testament studies, University of Cambridge, "Jesus and Paul on Simon Peter: Agreement between Third Quest and New Perspective";

• Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, lecturer in New Testament studies, St. Mary's College, University of St. Andrews, "Remembering the Poor: Jesus, Jerusalem, and Paul";

• Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Helen H. P. Manson Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Princeton Theological Seminary, "Interpreting the Death of Jesus: A Conversation with Luke and Paul";

• Francis Watson, Professor of New Testament Exegesis, University of Aberdeen, "'I Received from the Lord...': Paul, Jesus, and the Last Supper";

• Dr. Stephen Westerholm, associate professor of New Testament, department of religious studies, McMaster University, "Law and Gospel in Jesus and Paul";

• and John M. G. Barclay, Bishop Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham, "'Offensive and Uncanny': Jesus and Paul on the Caustic Grace of God."

The Drumwright Colloquium was established in 2002 for the purpose of bringing New Testament scholars to campus to interact with seminary students.

Sessions will be held 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18, and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Nov. 19. For more information, contact Still at (254) 710-7347.

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