Published on March 14, 2016 by Sean Flynt  
Old Testament Scholar John Walton
Old Testament Scholar John Walton

Samford University’s Center for Science and Religion will host Old Testament scholar John H. Walton for two events April 4. The events, funded by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, include the following:

A free Ministers’ Workshop 12–2:30 p.m. Email to register.

A free public lecture, What Genesis Can and Cannot Say to Modern Science, at 7 p.m. in Reid Chapel.

Walton is professor of Old Testament
 at Wheaton College and Graduate School, and was professor of Old Testament at Moody Bible Institute for 20 years. His many books include The Lost World of Adam and Eve, The Lost World of Scripture, The Lost World of Genesis One, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, The Essential Bible Companion, The NIV Application Commentary: Genesis and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament (with Victor Matthews and Mark Chavalas).

Walton’s ministry experience includes church classes for all age groups, high school Bible studies and adult Sunday school classes, as well as serving as a teacher for “The Bible in 90 Days.”

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.