Dobbs Lecture In Applied Christianity To Feature Wesley Scholar

Feb. 7, 2003

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Dr. William J. Abraham, The Albert C. Outler Professor of Wesley Studies in the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, will present the third annual W.C. Dobbs Lecture in Applied Christianity at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

An expert on John Wesley's career and theology, Abraham will speak at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 5, in the Paul W. Powell Chapel. The lecture is free and open to the public.

An ordained United Methodist minister, Abraham received a bachelor's degree from The Queen's University of Belfast in 1970, then went on to earn his master of divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary and his doctorate from Oxford University. He is the author of several books, including Canon and Criterion in Christian Theology, which was named Book of the Year by the Institute for Christian Studies in 1999. Abraham also is interested in the renewal of mainline Protestant churches and is a recognized evangelical theologian.

The W.C. Dobbs Endowed Lectureship in Applied Christianity was established in 1995 by Dr. W.C. Dobbs, retired professor of Christian ethics at Mobile College of Mobile, Ala. The inaugural lecture was presented in September 1999 by Dr. Lawrence A. Uzzell, Moscow representative of Keston Institute and editor of Keston News Service. The second Dobbs Lecture was given in October 2000 by Dr. Leonora Tubbs Tisdale, The Elizabeth M. Engle Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary.

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