Published on October 21, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Kynes Will
Biblical and Religious Studies professor Will Kynes

Will Kynes, the newest member of Samford’s Department of Biblical and Religious Studies, will speak on the nature and necessity of wisdom, the biblical resources for developing it, and their relation to both ancient and modern reflection on what it means to be wise in a special lecture Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in Burns Hall 101.

The lecture, hosted by Samford’s chapter of Theta Alpha Kappa, the national honor society for religious studies and theology, is the latest in a series on Christian Faith and Critical Thought.

Kynes has taught at Whitworth and Oxford universities and is the author of An Obituary for “Wisdom Literature”: The Birth, Death, and Intertextual Regeneration of a Biblical Corpus (Oxford University Press, 2019).

Refreshments will be served and students may obtain convocation credit. 

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.