Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2011-01-14

Biblical scholar and author F. Dale Bruner will present this year’s Biblical Studies Lectures at Samford University Feb. 1-3.  “An Introduction to the Gospel of John” is the theme of the series sponsored by Samford’s Beeson Divinity School.

Dr. Bruner’s books include A Theology of the Holy Spirit and a landmark two-volume commentary on the Gospel of Matthew: The Christbook and The Churchbook. A professor at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash., from 1975 to 1997, Bruner is now affiliated with Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif., where he is writing a commentary on the Gospel of John.

His lecture times and topics at Samford are:  Feb. 1, 11 a.m., “Jesus: The Autobiography of God (John 1:1-18); Feb. 2, 11 a.m., “Jesus’ Samaritan-Woman Sermon (John 4) and 1 p.m., “The Blind Man’s Jesus Sermon (John 9); and Feb. 3, 11 a.m., “Jesus Resurrection-Mission Sermons (John 20).

All lectures will be in A. Gerow Hodges Chapel and are free and open to the public.  A by-reservation luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 2, is $7.50 per person. For more information on the lectures or to register for the luncheon, 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. 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.