Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-03-27

New Testament parables specialist Craig L. Blomberg will present this year's Biblical Studies Lectures sponsored by Samford University's Beeson Divinity School April 14-16.

Dr. Blomberg, distinguished professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary in Colorado, will speak on the theme, "Interpreting and Proclaiming Jesus' Parables in the 21st Century."

He will deliver a sermon Tuesday, April 14, at 11 a.m. in A. Gerow Hodges Chapel. Lectures will be at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on April 15 and at 11 a.m. on April 16, all in Hodges Chapel. All sessions are open to the public free of charge.

Blomberg is author or editor of 15 books--most of them about the gospels and parables-- including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels. 

He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University in Scotland, a master's from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and a bachelor's from Augustana College.

For more information on the lectures, call (205) 726-2731.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.