Ray Frank Robbins

This lectureship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Ray Frank Robbins (1915-2003), who served as a professor of religion at Samford University (then Howard College) from 1946 to 1952. For the next twenty-nine years he was professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After retirement he taught for an additional fourteen years at his alma mater, Mississippi College. He authored many books on the Bible, particularly the Book of Revelation. The Robbins Lectureship brings distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living. It is hosted each spring by Samford's Religion Department.

Previous Lectures:

  • 2018 - Brent Strawn, Emory University
  • 2016 - Peter Enns, Eastern University
  • 2015 - David Bebbington, University of Sterling
  • 2014 - Andrew Purves, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
  • 2013 - Penny Long Marler, Samford University
  • 2012 - Bill Leonard, Wake Forest University
  • 2011 - John Bell, The Iona Community
  • 2010 - R. Marie Griffith, Harvard University
  • 2009 - John J. Collins, Yale Divinity School
  • 2008 - Alan Culpepper, Mercer University