New Testament Scholar To Give Parchman Lectures Oct. 15-17

Oct. 9, 2001

An acclaimed New Testament scholar will be the featured speaker Oct. 15-17 at the fall 2001 Parchman Endowed Lectures at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Dr. N.T. Wright, Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey in London, England, will present three lectures on the theme "Paul's Gospel and Caesar's Empire." His speech on Oct. 15 is titled "Apostle to the Pagans -- Including Rome." On Oct. 16 his lecture will be "Jesus is Lord (and Caesar isn't)," and on Oct. 17 he will speak on "The Power of God and the Powers of the World."

The Oct. 15 and 16 lectures begin at 3 p.m. while the Oct. 17 lecture begins at 9:30 a.m. All sessions will be held in the First Baptist Church-Waco sanctuary, and are free and open to the public. Wright also will speak to students at 10 and 11 a.m. Oct. 15 during Chapel in Waco Hall.

Wright received his doctorate from Oxford University and taught New Testament at McGill University in Montreal and at Oxford. He was dean of Lichfield Cathedral from 1993 to 1999 and was named Canon of Westminster Cathedral in 2000. Wright is the author and editor of 43 journal articles and essays and 34 books, including The New Testament and the People of God (1992), Jesus and the Victory of God (1996) and The Resurrection of the Son of God (2002). His commentary on Romans will appear in the New Interpreter's Bible in 2002.

Leo and Gloriana Parchman established the Parchman Endowed Lectures in 1999 to encourage dynamic discussion of topics related to theological studies. The Parchman Endowed Lectures provide annual presentations by world-renowned theologians that benefit the Baylor and Waco communities.

For more information, contact Dr. Roger E. Olson, professor of theology, at 710-3755.

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