Published on February 11, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Biblical scholar Peter Enns
Biblical scholar Peter Enns

Samford University’s Department of Religion and the university’s Center for Science and Religion will cohost a series of public events featuring noted scholar Peter Enns Feb. 24–25.

Enns, Abram S. Clemens Professor of Biblical Studies, Eastern University, will speak as part of Samford’s Ray Frank Robbins Lectures. He teaches and writes on the Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and the intersection of biblical studies and contemporary Christian faith. His books include The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable To Read It (2014); The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins (2012); Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament (2005); and The Bible and the Believer: Reading the Bible Critically and Religiously with Marc Zvi Brettler and Daniel J. Harrington, SJ (2012).

The free public events at Samford include the following:

A Conversation with Peter Enns: Bible, Scholarship and Faith
Wednesday, Feb. 24, 4 p.m., Reid Commons (213 Chapman Hall)

Parts of the Bible We Don’t Read in Church (But Should)
Thursday, Feb. 25, 10 a.m., Reid Chapel

Reconciling Human Origins and Religious Faith: Thoughts from a Christian Evolutionist
Thursday, Feb. 25, 3 p.m., Auditorium, Brooks Hall

Samford convo credit is available for all events.

 
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 37th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 97th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,758 students from 48 states and 22 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 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.