Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-09-02


Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School will offer special study opportunities this fall through its Lay Academy of Theology.  The non-credit courses led by Beeson professors are available for anyone who is interested in various aspects of faith exploration.

Evening course topics, leaders and dates are: “Romans: The Gospel Proclaimed and Applied,”  Dr. Frank Thielman, six Mondays beginning Sept. 26; “Micah’s Major Minor Prophecy,” Dr. Mark Gignilliat, six Tuesdays beginning Sept. 27; and “The Story of Joseph,” Dr. Allen P. Ross, six Thursdays beginning Sept. 29.

All three courses begin at 6 p.m. and meet for two hours.

In early 2012, Beeson research professor Dr. Gerald Bray will lead a week-long daytime course, “The Reformation in England and Scotland.” The class will explore the complex web of politics and faith that produced reformations of the Church in both countries.  It will meet daily Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, February 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Course prices are $79 for early registration or $105 for registration within a week of class start date.

For information, contact Beeson at or 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.