2020 Wiley Lectures with Dr. Brent Strawn (PLNU '92)

Dr. Strawn

Brent A. Strawn is Professor of Old Testament at Duke University and a Senior Fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. He is an alumni of PLNU ('92) and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry (then known as the Religion and Philosophy Department). He has authored and edited numerous books and articles, including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2012), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2014), and The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (2017). Strawn is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and regularly speaks and preaches at churches across the country. He has appeared on CNN on matters ranging from Easter celebrations to Pope Francis to gun violence, and served as both translator and member of the editorial board for The Common English Bible.

Lecture 1 - The Bible is Not a Story

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 11 – 11:50 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 2 - What Is Poetry and Why Is It Better Than Narrative?

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 from 1:30 – 2:20 p.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 3 - The Bible and Poetry

Thursday, February 13, 2020 from 9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Lecture 4 - The Bible as Poetry

Friday, February 14, 2020 from 8:30 – 9:20 a.m.
Crill Performance Hall

Wiley Lecture Video links:

Part 1: PLNU 2019 Wiley Lectures - Brent Strawn - The Bible is Not a Story

Part 2: PLNU 2019 Wiley Lectures - Brent Strawn - What Is Poetry and Why Is It Better Than Narrative?

Part 3: PLNU 2019 Wiley Lectures - Brent Strawn - The Bible and Poetry

Part 4: PLNU 2019 Wiley Lectures - Brent Strawn - The Bible as Poetry


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