Passages: Historic Turning Points in Christian Bible-ReadingDecember 30, 2010
The Fourth W.A. Welsh Seminar
Acton United Methodist Church, Granbury
James Duke, Professor of the History of Christianity and the History of Christian Thought at Brite Divinity School
Christians throughout church history have studied the Scriptures to guide their worship, teaching, witness, and faithful living. Ever-changing situations, however, have always brought with them differing views about reading the Bible for true understanding. This one-day seminar will highlight four fateful turning points in the history of Bible-reading among Christians–in the early church; the Protestant Reformation;18th century revivals, rationalism, and John Wesley; and recent times. Check out if your Bible-studying is old-time or new-fangled, the total best-ever or maybe still on the way to perfection.
James Duke, Professor of the History of Christianity and the History of Christian Thought at Brite Divinity School, received his B.A. from the University of Maryland and his M.Div. and Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. He is recipient of the TCU Deans’ Award for Distinguished Teaching and the Catherine Saylor Hill Award for Faculty Excellence. His publications include translations of German theologian Friedrich Schleiermacher as well as studies in the history of theology in North America, history and doctrine of the Stone-Campbell movement, and theological methodology. He has served as editor of American Academy of Religion publications and at present is on the editorial team preparing The New Westminster Dictionary of Church History. An ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Duke has served on the Theology Task Force of Churches Uniting in Christ (CUIC), the Theology Commission of the Council on Christian Unity, and the Disciples-Reformed and Disciples-Roman Catholic dialogues.
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