Published on March 11, 2015 by Betsy Childs  

Allen P. Ross, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in Samford University’s Beeson Divinity School, will present the university’s 26th annual Biblical Studies Lectures March 24-26.

Ross will speak each day at 11 a.m. in Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel, and the lectures are open to the public.

The theme for the 2015 lectures is “From Prayer to Praise by the Resurrection: Lectures on the Psalms.” Daily titles are “The Disturbing Problem of Unanswered Prayer,” based on Psalm 22, on Tuesday; “The Glorious Celebration of Answered Prayer,” based on Psalm 118, on Wednesday; and “The Growing Confidence of Faithful Prayer,” based on Psalm 16, on Thursday.

Ross has taught at Samford since 2002. He earned his doctor of philosophy degree at Cambridge University. A noted author, he also has contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals. Previously, he taught at Trinity School for Ministry and Dallas Theological Seminary, and served as director of the Christian Leadership Center, Tallahassee, Florida. With an earlier background in Baptist and Presbyterian churches, he has been associated with the Episcopal Church since 1979.

The Biblical Studies Lectures are one of three annual lecture series sponsored by Beeson Divinity School, with speakers rotating between Old and New Testament scholars.

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.