New Testament Scholar Will Speak About Paul’s View of Grace

Sept. 21, 2015
John M.G. BarclayJohn M.G. Barclay courtesy photo.

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 21, 2015) –Pauline scholar John M.G. Barclay, Ph.D., of Durham University will present “What’s so Radical about Grace? A New View of Paul” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Miller Chapel at Baylor University.

Barclay is the Lightfoot Professor of Divinity at Durham University in England. He teaches both undergraduate and master’s courses in New Testament and early Christianity. Barclay has published works including “Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews,” “Why the Roman empire was insignificant to Paul” and “Paul and the Gift.”

“Professor John Barclay is among the most respected New Testament scholars in the world today,” said Beverly Gaventa, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of New Testament in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences. His lecture at Baylor will come soon after the release of “Paul and the Gift,” his book that calls into question our basic assumptions about the meaning of grace. “This is sure to be a landmark in the study of the Apostle Paul and his letters,” Gaventa said.

Barclay’s lecture is a part of the 2015 McGee Endowed Lecture in Religious Studies was established through the generosity of Ambassador and Mrs. Lyndon Olson Jr. in 2001. The series of lectures is in honor of Dan McGee, Ph.D., professor and Emeritus Melton Endowed Chair of Religion at Baylor, who had a profound influence on the department of religion and the discipline of Christian ethics until he died April 19, 2014.

This event is free and open to the public. Miller Chapel is located at 600 Speight Ave. in Tidwell Bible Building on Baylor’s campus.

For more information, contact Beverly Gaventa.

by Bethany Harper , student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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