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. 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.