Duke Divinity School Professor to Speak at McGee Lecture Oct. 2

Sept. 29, 2006

by Angela Best, student newswriter, (254) 710-1961

Dr. James L. Crenshaw, Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School, will serve as guest speaker at the Daniel B. McGee Endowed Lecture in Religious Studies. Crenshaw's lecture, "The Reciprocating Touch: The Knowledge of God in Wisdom Literature," will begin at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, in Miller Chapel on the Baylor University Campus.

Crenshaw, known as one of the leading interpreters of wisdom literature, has published extensively on biblical prophecy. Some of his works include "Old Testament Wisdom," "Education in Ancient Israel: Across the Deadening Silence," and "Urgent Advice and Probing Questions: Collected Writings on the Old Testament." His current project is a book on theodicy for Oxford University Press.

Former editor of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Monograph Series, Crenshaw currently edits "Personalities of the Old Testament." He is also a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Guggenheim fellow.

Crenshaw received his bachelor of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and his doctorate of divinity from Furman University. Prior to serving at Duke, where he has been for 15 years, Crenshaw taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School for 18 years.

The Daniel B. McGee Endowed Lecture in Religious Studies series was established through the generosity of Ambassador and Mrs. Lyndon L. Olson Jr.

For more information, call 710-3735.

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