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.


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. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 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.