Religion Lecture To Focus On Gospel Of Mark

Feb. 14, 2003

Baylor University's department of religion will hold its annual lecture from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Bennett Auditorium. Dr. Sharyn Dowd, associate professor of religion, will lecture on "Word and Deed in Mark's Gospel." The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dowd, who joined the Baylor faculty in 1999, received a bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University, a master of divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a doctorate from Emory University. She served six years on the staff of First Baptist Church, Winston-Salem, N.C., coordinating inner-city ministry and outreach programs. She also taught New Testament and Greek at Lexington Theological Seminary from 1987-1999.

Publishing articles on religious language, Bible translation, biblical theology, prayer and various New Testament documents, Dowd is the author of Prayer, Power, and the Problem of Suffering: Mark 11:22-25 in the Context of Markan Theology, as well as a commentary on the Gospel of Mark, titled Reading Mark. She also has contributed to Mercer Dictionary of the Bible, The Women's Bible Commentary and Mercer Commentary on the Bible.

For more information, call the religion department at 710-3735.

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