Parchman Endowed Lecture Series welcomes world-renowned theologian Geoffrey Wainwright

Oct. 5, 2012
Geoffrey Wainwright, Ph.D.Geoffrey Wainwright, Ph.D.

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2012) - "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." -1 Corinthians 13:13.

The Leo and Gloriana Parchman Endowed Lecture Series present world-renowned theologian and authority on worship and ecumenism Geoffrey Wainwright, Ph.D.

In his lecture, "Faith, Hope and Love: The Ecumenical Trio of Virtues," Wainwright will speak on how these virtues relate to the unity of the Christian Church, worldwide.

"Baylor University and Truett Seminary are excited to welcome Dr. Geoffrey Wainwright to our campus. Wainwright is a world renowned theologian who has significantly shaped the relationship between worship and doctrine in the Christian Church worldwide, as his work in ecumenism has helped various Christian traditions understand their shared unity in the gospel of Christ," said Brian Brewer, Ph.D., assistant professor of Christian theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

Wainwright serves as Robert Earl Cushman Professor Emeritus of Christian Theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. Born in Yorkshire, England, Wainwright studied in Cambridge, Geneva and Rome. An ordained British Methodist minister, he has taught theology at the Protestant Faculty of Theology in Cameroon, West Africa; the Queen's College in Birmingham, England; the Union Theological Seminary in New York; and at Duke since 1983.

The Parchman Endowed lectures bring world-renowned theologians to the Baylor campus enabling George W. Truett Theological Seminary to make a significant contribution to the realm of theological dialog and the life of the church.

Wainwright will lecture at 9:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9 and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. All events are free and open to the public and will be held in the Paul W. Powell Chapel at George W. Truett Theological Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.

For more information, contact Brian Brewer at 254-710-6396 or by email at

by Rebecca Malzahn , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary provides theological education leading to the Master of Divinity, the Doctor of Ministry or the Master of Theological Studies degree that is centered in the gospel of Jesus Christ and consistent with historic Baptist commitments to prepare persons to carry this gospel to the churches and the world. Within the M.Div. degree program, students can choose concentrations in Biblical Studies and Theology, Christian Education, Ministry Leadership, Missions and World Christianity, Worship Leadership and Youth/Family/Student Ministry. Truett Seminary also offers two Dual Degree programs - M.Div./MSW and MTS/MSW - through a partnership with Baylor's School of Social Work and an M.Div./Master of Music through a partnership with the Baylor University School of Music. Visit to learn more.

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