Samford University’s chapter of the Theta Alpha Kappa religious studies and theology honorary society will sponsor a free Feb. 15 Zoom event featuring Samford Professor of Hebrew Bible Jeffery Leonard and scholars Mark Gignilliat (Beeson Divinity School) and Brent Strawn (Duke Divinity School).
Leonard will discuss his new book–Creation Rediscovered: Finding New Meaning in an Ancient Story–in which he contends that setting the biblical creation accounts back within their ancient context enables readers to both take the biblical texts seriously and appreciate scientific insight into creation. Gignilliat and Strawn will respond to his presentation, and audience members will be invited to take part in a question-and-answer session following those responses.
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 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 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 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.