Parchman Endowed Lectures

Parchman Endowed Lectures

John Swinton
Theology and Mental Health: Bible, Church and Healing
January 25-26, 2022 Paul Powell Chapel | Truett Seminary
Featuring John Swinton Dr. John Swinton
Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen

Professor John Swinton, BD, PhD (Aberdeen), RMN (Registered Mental Nurse), RNMD (Registered Nurse for People with Learning Disabilities), serves as the Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen.

Schedule of Events Tuesday, January 25
11am A Theology of Abandonment: What can Christians learn from the experience of depression?
4pm Hearing Voices, Human and Divine: Why we need to think differently about schizophrenia
Wednesday, January 26
11am The Nature of Suffering and the Experience of Mental Health Challenges: Three kinds of suffering
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:
  • Fleming Rutledge (2019-2020)
  • James K.A. Smith (2018-2019)
  • Robert Kolb (2017-2018)
  • Margaret Mitchell (2016-2017)
  • 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.

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