"The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Sharon Betsworth
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "The Child in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52 and Children's Religious Life in the Roman Empire" by New Testament faculty candidate Sharon Betsworth, director of the Wimberly School of Religion and associate professor of New Testament, Replogle Endowed Chair, at Oklahoma City University.
The lecture will examine a perspective often missing from discussions about this Biblical passage: the role of children in Roman and Greek religious life in the Roman Empire.
"Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" Lecture with Faculty Candidate Clayton Croy
Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Translating for Jesus: Philip and Andrew in John 12:20-22" by New Testament faculty candidate Clayton Croy, professor of New Testament at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio.
The lecture will focus on biblical verses John12:20-22 in which apostles Philip and Andrew broker a meeting between Jesus and the Greeks visiting Jerusalem for a festival. Some evidence suggests that these two disciples may a have been functioning as translators as well as intermediaries.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Duke Divinity School will hold a faculty and staff farewell reception for Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and world Christianity at the school, who will be leaving to take a position at the University of Notre Dame.
Register to Sharon Smith by Nov. 9.
Alumni Memorial Common Room
The Dean's Office of Duke Divinity School will host a reception for faculty and staff to welcome Luke Powery, the new dean of Duke Chapel and associate professor of the practice of homiletics at the school.
There will be refreshments.
Register to attend by Wed., Oct 10.
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Duke Divinity School faculty, staff, and students are invited to a farewell reception for Professors Jo Bailey and Sam Wells in appreciation for the many contributions they have made to the life of the Divinity School community.
Dean Richard Hays and Dr. Judith C. Hays will host the reception for the couple, who will return to England after being at Duke since 2005 for Sam Wells to become the vicar of St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London.
Jo Bailey Wells, associate professor of the practice of Christian ministry and bible and also director of Anglican Studies at the Divinity School, founded the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies. She will continue in priestly ministry and seek a new post in London. Sam Wells is the dean of Duke Chapel and a research professor of Christian ethics at the Divinity School.
Duke Chapel also will hold a public sendoff celebration for the Wells’ family May 6 from noon to 2 p.m. at the chapel. That event will begin immediately after the regular Sunday worship service. It will feature food, beverages, and a program in the chapel nave.
“Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On” with Justin Lewis-Anthony, AEHS Director Candidate
Justin Lewis-Anthony, a candidate for the position of director of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture, “Still in Saigon?: Movies, Ministry and Moving On.”
Lewis-Anthony is the rector of St Stephen’s Church, Canterbury, U.K., and the former precentor of Christ Church, Oxford, U.K. He is the author of "If You Meet George Herbert on the Road, Kill Him: Radically Re-thinking Priestly Ministry" published by Continuum International.
Educated at the London School of Economics and Oxford University, Lewis-Anthony has been ordained for 20 years.
Beth Sheppard, a candidate for the position of director of the Duke Divinity School Library and the director of the United Library at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, will present a public lecture on “The World Could Not Contain the Books: A Theology of Theological Librarianship.”
A Ph.D. graduate of the University of Sheffield where she focused on the Gospel of John, Sheppard also holds a library science degree from Emporia State. She continues to research in both fields and her work frequently appears in Theological Librarianship. Her forthcoming book, The Craft of History and the Study of the New Testament, will be available from Scholars Press in November 2012.
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Representatives from the South Carolina UMC Conference will sponsor a lunch for students interested in learning more about the conference.
Register to Debra Woodell.
“The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective” with Faculty Candidate Xi Lian
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Xi Lian, a candidate for the open faculty position in world Christianity at Duke Divinity School, will present a public lecture on “The Promises and Perils of Christianity in China: A Historical Perspective.”
Lian is a professor of history at Hanover College in Indiana and also an associate in research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University. He teaches East Asian History and specializes in Modern China.
The author of Redeemed by Fire: The Rise of Popular Christianity in Modern China published in 2010, Lian is the recipient of the “Christianity Today 2011 Book Award” and the Chinese Historians in the United States “Award for Academic Excellence." His other works include The Conversion of Missionaries: Liberalism in American Protestant Missions in China, 1907-1932.