Florida Southern holds annual Symposium in Scripture and Tradition
LAKELAND, Fla. (Jan. 29, 2007) —The Department of Religion and Philosophy at Florida Southern College will hold its annual Symposium in Scripture and Tradition on Feb. 12 and 13. The event will be held in the William M. Hollis Seminar Room on campus starting Monday at 10 a.m. with registration at 9:30 a.m. The day’s sessions conclude at 3 p.m. Tuesday’s sessions begin at 8:30 a.m. and the symposium will adjourn at 1 p.m.
The theme of this year’s symposium is “Violence in Scripture and Tradition.” This timely and important topic has been the focus of much discussion lately among Biblical scholars, Christian and non-Christian theologians, church historians, laypersons, and Middle East experts. A distinguished panel of scholars, listed below, will discuss these issues from different points of view.
1 p.m. Dr. Richard A. Horsley is Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Horsley is an internationally renowned scholar and interpreter of the Historical Jesus, Paul, and Early Christianity against the politics of the Roman Empire.
11 a.m. Dr. Ted Jennings, a native Floridian and member of the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, currently serves as Professor of Biblical and Constructive Theology at Chicago Theological Seminary. His research interests include Christian doctrine, biblical theology, gay studies, and contemporary philosophy, particularly J. Derrida.
The registration fee is $25 ($10 for retired persons). Students with appropriate ID are admitted free. Lunch on Monday will be available in the Hollis Room for $5. For students, two Continuing Education Units will be available for attending the entire symposium.
For further information and reservations, contact Beverly Johnson in the religion department at 863-680-4180 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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