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.

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.