Dean of King’s College London Will Present W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture on Thursday

Nov. 15, 2016
The Rev. Canon Richard BurridgeThe Rev. Canon Richard Burridge, courtesy photo

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WACO, Texas (Nov. 15, 2016) — The Rev. Canon Richard Burridge, dean of King’s College London and professor of biblical interpretation, will present the W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lecture on Thursday, Nov. 17.

Burridge will speak on “Finding the One Jesus Through Reading the Four Gospels” at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Paul W. Powell Chapel, George W. Truett Seminary, 1100 S. Third St.

Burridge has been dean of King’s College London since 1994 and received a personal Chair in biblical interpretation in 2008. He was ordained to the Anglican priesthood in 1986 and was awarded the Ratzinger Prize for Theology by Pope Francis in 2013.

"No contemporary scholar in the English-speaking world has made a greater contribution to Gospels study than Rev. Canon Professor Richard A. Burridge,” said Todd D. Still, Ph.D., DeLancey Dean and Hinson Professor at George W. Truett Seminary. “Especially insightful and helpful has been Burridge's contention that there is an abiding unity within and among the four-fold witness of the canonical Gospels. If hearing a lively lecture from a world-class scholar on a topic of perennial importance for students of Scripture is of interest to you, then you will not want to miss this event."

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship was established in 1995 by W.C. Dobbs, Ph.D., retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Alabama.

For more information, visit the George W. Truett Theological Seminary website.

To listen to previous speakers, visit the Dobbs Lectures Media Library.

by Kelsey Dehnel, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


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