Chicago Theologian to Deliver Willis Lecture on the Politics of Paul
LAKELAND (March 18, 2013) – A distinguished theologian who has written extensively about the writings of the Apostle Paul will deliver this year’s Warren W. Willis Lecture in Religion at Florida Southern College.
Dr. Theodore Jennings, Professor of Biblical and Constructive Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary, will speak on “Paul’s Politics of Salvation.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be given at 7 p.m. March 21 in the Hollis Room on the FSC campus.
Dr. Jennings holds degrees from Duke and Emory universities, and his areas of research include Christian doctrine, biblical theology, and late modern philosophy, especially that represented by Jacques Derrida and deconstructionism. His most recent book, Outlaw Justice: The Messianic Politics of Paul, compares Paul’s political thinking with that of ancient secular political thinkers such as Plato and Aristotle.
A native of Florida, Dr. Jennings is an ordained United Methodist minister and has served in the past as a consultant with the United Methodist Church on issues related to commitment to the poor. He was the 1988-1989 Willis Lecturer and has been a guest at three Bible symposia at the College.
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