Parchman Endowed Lectures

Parchman Endowed Lectures

Preaching Problem Texts in the Early Church: John "the Golden Mouth" and his Beloved Apostle Paul
October 25th-26th, 2016 Paul Powell Chapel | Truett Seminary
Featuring Magaret Mitchell Dr. Margaret M. Mitchell
Shailer Mathews Professor of New Testament and Early Christian Literature, University of Chicago

Margaret M. Mitchell is a literary historian of ancient Christianity focusing on topics in New Testament and early Christian writings up through the fourth century. She analyzes how the earliest Christians literally wrote their way into history, developing a literary and religious culture that was deeply embedded in Hellenistic Judaism and the wider Greco-Roman world, while also proclaiming its distinctiveness from each.

Schedule of Events Tuesday, October 25th
11am Can Scripture Contain Things that are "Trivial" and "Superfluous"?: Two Homilies on Romans 16:3
7pm Did Paul Really Mean that the Reason We Should Feed our Enemies is "To Heap Burning Coals on their Heads" (Romans 12:20)?
Wednesday, October 26th
11am "As Though Engraved on a Pillar for All to See": The Embarrassment of Apostolic Conflict in Galatians 2:11-14
About The Parchman Endowed Lectures bring world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus and enable George W. Truett Theological Seminary to make a significant contribution to the realm of theological dialogue and the life of the church. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Previous presenters include:
  • Alister McGrath (2015-2016)
  • Dana Robert (2014-15)
  • Richard Mouw (2013-14)
  • Geoffrey Wainwright (2012-13)
  • Scot McKnight (2011-12)
  • Richard Bauckham (2010-11)
  • Lamin Sanneh (2009-10)
  • Bill Leonard (2008-09)
  • Ben Witherington III (2007-08)
  • Justo Gonzalez (2006-07)
  • Eugene Peterson (2005-06)
  • James Forbes (2004-05)
  • Walter Brueggemann (2003-04)
  • John Polkinghorne (2002-03)
  • N.T. Wright (2001-02)
  • Lewis B. Smedes (2000-01)
  • Jurgen Moltmann (1999-00)
Media You can watch or listen to our previous guests at the Parchman Lectures Media Library.