Summer Lecture Series 2013
Summer Sundays, 9:45-10:45 am. Mark your calendars for Glenn’s 2013 Summer Lecture Series—The Bible: Uncensored. On Sundays from June 16th thru August 4th, Adult Sunday School classes will again combine for a summertime line-up of guest speakers from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology exploring a variety of biblical texts with ‘uncensored’ commentary and the history of censoring Scriptures. Coffee & continental breakfast, nursery care, and children & youth Sunday School activities provided.
Dr. Andrea White specializes in constructive Christian theology, womanist theology, and postmodern religious thought with research interests especially in the doctrine of God, theology of otherness, womanist perspectives on theological anthropology, and the relationship between philosophy and theology. Her book projects include The Back of God: A Theology of Otherness in Karl Barth and Paul Ricoeur and Black Women's Bodies and God Politics: A Womanist Theology of Personhood. Dr. White has received several research grants and fellowships, including The Louisville Institute First Book Grant for Minority Scholars and the Lilly Theological Research Faculty Fellowship from the Association of Theological Schools. She is an ordained American Baptist minister.
Dr. Brent Strawn has a special interest in ancient Near Eastern iconography, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Israelite religion, comparative Semitic philology, legal traditions of the Old Testament, and Old Testament theology. He has published articles in journals such as Revue de Qumran, The Asbury Theological Journal, The Journal of Biblical Literature, Perspectives in Religious Studies, Ugarit-Forschungen, Teaching Theology and Religion, Homiletic, Journal for Preachers, Journal of Theological Interpretation, Biblica, and Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha. Dr. Strawn is on the editorial board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly. With a background in the Church of the Nazarene, he is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Dr. Susan Hylen is the author of Allusion and Meaning in John 6. (Beiheifte zur Zeitschrift für die neutestamentliche Wissenschaft und die Kunde der älteren Kirche. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2005); John. (Westminster Bible Companion. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2006. Co-authored with Gail R. O’Day); and Imperfect Believers: Ambiguous Characters in the Gospel of John. (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2009). Her current research explores the roles and authority of women in the first five centuries of Christianity.
Dr. Pat Graham is director of the Pitts Theology Library and has research interests in the interpretation of 1 and 2 Chronicles and the history of Old Testament research. He is past president of the Board of Directors of the American Theological Library Association and has chaired accreditation committees of both the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Association of Theological Schools. He is the author of one book, co-editor of nine others, and has written more than 40 articles and numerous book reviews. Dr. Graham is an ordained minister in the Churches of Christ and serves as a trustee of the Northlake Church of Christ.
Dr. Steve Kraftchick's research and writings focus on Pauline thought and language theory, particularly metaphor theory and its role in theological thinking. His textual work is in the Pauline epistles, the parables of Jesus, and the history of New Testament interpretation. Dr. Kraftchick's research has recently expanded into the field of technology and theology.
Dr. Joel LeMon's research focuses on the Psalms, Hebrew and Ugaritic poetry, and ancient Near Eastern history, literature, and art. He is the author of Yahweh’s Winged Form in the Psalms (Academic Press, 2010) and the co-editor of Method Matters (with Kent H. Richards, Society of Biblical Literature, 2009). LeMon was a recipient of a Lilly Theological Research grant. He is an ordained elder in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Suggested Reading List
Paul Ricoeur, Memory, History, Forgetting (see especially "Epilogue: Difficult Forgiveness," pp. 457-506)
Miroslav Volf, The End of Memory: Remembering Rightly in a Violent World
L. Gregory Jones, Embodying Forgiveness: A Theological Analysis
Ellen Davis, Getting Involved with God (see chapters on the Song of Songs and the Cursing Psalms)
Brent Strawn, “Imprecation” in the Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry and Writings
Erich Zenger, A God of Vengeance?
Robert Jenson, Song of Songs (from the Interpretation Commentary series)