holds Bible Symposium
Bible Symposium sponsored by the FSC Department of Religion
and Friday, Feb. 15-16, 2001
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday
8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Friday
just off Johnson Avenue in back of the Buckner Administration
Building in what is now also known as the Frank Lloyd Wright
at (863) 680-4118 or firstname.lastname@example.org
of this year's symposium is "All Things to All People?
Discussion on Paul." A panel of internationally recognized
scholars will present stimulating papers, which will be the
basis for the following discussions.
fee is $25 ($10 for retired persons). Students are admitted
free. Two continuing education units can be awarded for the
information about the event or for reservations, call FSC’s
Department of Religion at (863) 680-4180.
Sara Fletcher Harding
"Bringing Paul Into Focus: Interpretive Issues In Contemporary
Victor Paul Furnish
"The Essential Paul (Or Is He?)"
"Paul's Views of Life After Death Within the Jewish Community"
James H. Charlesworth
"Paul: Madman or Genius?"
H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament
Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary. He is
a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University (A.B.) and Duke University
(B.D., Ph.D.). An internationally known scholar, he has authored
numerous articles and books on biblical studies and is the editor
of the standard edition of Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. His recent
publications include The Odes of Solomon: Critical Studies and Authentic
Apocrypha: False and Genuine Christian Apocrypha. Dr. Charlesworth's
scholarship has been recognized for its excellence by the Biblical
Archaeology Society, and he is the recipient of such prestigious
awards and fellowships as the Frank Moore Cross Award and the Alexander
von Humboldt Fellowship (1983-84, 1998). He has been the Annual
Professor at the Albright Institute, Jerusalem. As director and
editor for the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project he recently published
two volumes: Pseudepigrapha and Non-Masoretic Psalms, Daily Prayers,
and Related Documents and Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath
Sacrifice. He is the continuing member of these symposia and also
serves as co-editor for the symposia series, Faith and Scholarship
Colloquies, published by Trinity Press.
Furnish is University Distinguished Professor of New Testament,
emeritus, Southern Methodist University, where he served on the
faculty of the Perkins School of Theology from 1959 until his retirement
in December, 2000. He holds an undergraduate degree from Cornell
College, a theological degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological
Seminary, and the Ph.D. degree from Yale University. He is a clergy
member of the Northern Illinois Conference of The United Methodist
Church, and a Past President of the Society of Biblical Literature.
His most recent book is The Theology of the First Letter to the
Corinthians (1999). Among his other books are: Theology and Ethics
in Paul, The Love Command in the New Testament (1972), The Moral
Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues (1979; 2d ed., revised, 1985),
The Pauline Letters (with Leander E. Keck, 1984); and Jesus According
to Paul (1993). He is currently completing a commentary on 1 and
2 Thessalonians. In 1995 Cornell College conferred on him the honorary
degree, Doctor of Humane Letters. Southern Methodist University
named him the 1993-94 University Scholar/Teacher of the Year, and
he was the 1994 recipient of the SMU Alumni Association's Award
for Faculty Excellence.
Harding is assistant professor of Religion at Florida Southern
College, where she has taught since 1997. Dr. Harding received
her B.A. from Nebraska Wesleyan University and pursued graduate
studies at Iliff School of Theology, where she received her M.A.R.,
with distinction, in 1991. As a Ph.D. student at Marquette University,
she taught courses in New Testament and was a visiting lecturer
at Carroll College. Her dissertation, for which she received her
Ph.D. in 1999, is entitled Astonished at his Teaching: The Structure
and Authority of Jesus's Sayings in the Gospel of Mark. In addition
to surveys of Biblical writings, she teaches advanced courses on
the teachings of Jesus, Paul's letters, and Johannine literature.
Her recent papers include "Not the What but the How: The Authoritative
Structure of Mark 2:27," presented at a recent meeting of the
Society of Biblical Literature, and "Christ as Greater than
Moses in Clement of Alexandria's Stromateis, 1-2," published
in Studia Patristica, 31. Dr. Harding supplements her academic
work by serving as faculty advisor to FSC's chapter of Habitat for
Alan F. Segal,
Professor of Religion and Ingeborg Rennert Professor of Jewish Studies
at Barnard College, Columbia University has crafted a distinguished
career around the interplay of Judaism and Christianity in the biblical
period. He was educated at Amherst, Brandeis, and Hebrew Union
College-Jewish Institute of Religion. His teaching career has included
Princeton University and the University of Toronto previous to his
tenure at Barnard-Columbia, where he has also served as chair of
the Department. Prof. Segal's list of publications include studies
of current Jewish-Christian and Jewish-Arab relationships, the role
of computers in the humanities, Judaism in late antiquity, and the
New Testament in the Roman period. His book, Paul the Convert:
The Apostasy and Apostolate of Saul of Tarsus (Yale University Press,
1990) was recognized as Editor's Choice, the main selection of the
History Book Club, and a selection of the Book of the Month Club.
His current scholarship focuses on life after death for the Anchor
Bible Reference Library.
About Florida Southern
Southern College, the state’s oldest church-related college, is
a four-year, private, co-educational liberal arts college affiliated
with the United Methodist Church. The college offers more than 40
undergraduate majors and a master of business administration degree
accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association
of Colleges and Schools. Located in Lakeland, Fla., the college
is home to the largest, one-site collection of Frank Lloyd Wright
architecture in the world.