Florida Southern holds annual Bible Symposium
LAKELAND, Fla. (Oct. 13, 2005) — FSC’s Department of Religion and Philosophy sponsors its annual Bible Symposium Oct. 27 and 28. The two-day event will be held in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room starting Thursday at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. Thursday’s sessions conclude at 5 p.m., and Friday’s sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This year’s theme is “Sex, Love and Marriage in Scripture and Tradition.” The discussion of sexuality in the early Christian church, its place in the Biblical traditions, and current developments in the debates will be led by five religious studies and biblical scholars in the sessions below.
12:45 p.m. - “Sexuality and the New Testament” Dr. L. William Countryman, Sherman E. Johnson Professor in Biblical Studies, Church Divinity School of the Pacific
3 p.m. -- “Sex and Politics in the Beginning of Christianity” Dr. Mary Rose D’Angelo, Associate Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
8:30 a.m. -- “Gay and Lesbian Issues in Scripture and Tradition” Dr. Theodore W. Jennings, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Constructive Theology, Chicago Theological Seminary
11 a.m -- “Current Developments in the Sexuality Debates” Dr. John J. Carey, Wallace M. Alston Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus Agnes Scott College
Registration fee is $25 ($10 for retired persons). Students with appropriate ID are admitted free. Lunch on Thursday will be available in the Hollis Room for $5. For further information and reservations, contact Beverly Johnson in the religion department at 680-4180 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.