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Lectures in Renewal Studies

November 5, 2013

Occasional Lecturer in Renewal Studies
The Charles Holman Professorship of New Testament and Early Christianity Inaugural Lecture

Graham H. Twelftree, Charles L. Holman Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and Director of Doctor of Philosophy Program, Regent University School of Divinity

Public lecture: November 5, 2013 - 4:00-5:30 PM
Title: "The Gospel According to Paul"
Location: Moot Court Room, Regent University
Abstract: After Jesus, Paul is the most important person in early Christianity. For Western Christianity he remains the dominant interpreter of Jesus. It is essential, therefore, that we understand his message. Among scholars and pastors, to date Paul has been characterized as a thinker and his gospel—largely read out of his letter to the Romans—is understood as a great message about sinners being justified as a gift through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Rom 2:24). This lecture seeks to show that a closer reading of Paul's letters reveals that he had a very different gospel that was more than words and ideas, as life changing as they may be.

 

Regent University School of Divinity offers the PhD in Renewal Studies, the only terminal research degree of its kind in North America. The field of Renewal Studies covers the broad spectrum of pentecostal, charismatic, and related revitalization movements going back through Christian history and even into ancient Israel. The program thus understands Renewal Studies technically as a methodological approach that invites a range of hermeneutical, historiographical, and theological perspectives informed by charismatic experiences. These lectures in Renewal Studies sponsored by the Center for Renewal Studies and the School of Divinity feature prominent and world-renowned scholars who will interact with and engage topics in the field of Renewal Studies from a wide range of disciplinary perspectives. Put these dates on your calendars today and plan on being present for these stimulating lectures and the discussions that follow! All public lectures are free and open to the public.

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A live stream of the lecture will be available here at 4 pm on November 5, 2013.

 

October 15, 2012

Occasional Lecturer in Renewal Studies

Jörg Haustein, Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of History of Religions and Mission Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany

Public lecture: October 15, 2012 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: "Embodying the Spirit(s): Pentecostal Demonology and Deliverance Discourse in Ethiopia"
Location: Robertson Hall 103, Regent University
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June 26, 2012

Occasional Lecturer in Renewal Studies

Yolanda Pierce, Elmer G. Homrighausen Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature, Princeton Theological Seminary

Public lecture: June 26, 2012 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: "Still Small Voices: Black Women Writers, the Holy Spirit, and Affective Discourse"
Location: Library Auditorium
Abstract
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June 18, 2012

Charles Holman Lecturer in Renewal Biblical Studies

James D. G. Dunn, Emeritus Lightfoot Professor of Divinity, University of Durham

Public lecture: June 18, 2012 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: The Letter Kills, but the Spirit gives Life
Location: Library Auditorium
Abstract
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February 21, 2012

J. Rodman Williams Lecturer in Renewal Studies

Roger E. Olson, Professor of Theology at Truett Theological Seminary of Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Public lecture: February 21, 2012 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: Pietism and Pentecostalism: Spiritual Cousins or Competitors?
Location: Library Auditorium, Regent University
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October 19, 2011

Vinson Synan Lecturer in History of Renewal Christianity

Robert L. Wilken, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History of Christianity Emeritus, University of Virginia

Public lecture: October 19, 2011 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: Blessed Passion of Love: The Affections in the Church Fathers
Location: Library Auditorium, Regent University
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October 13, 2011

Occasional Lecturer in Renewal Studies

James K. A. Smith, Professor of Philosophy and Adjunct Professor of Congregational and Ministry Studies, Calvin College

Public lecture: October 13, 2011 - 3:00-4:30 PM
Title: "Redeeming the Affections: Deconstructing Augustine's Critique of Theatre"
Location: Library Auditorium, Regent University
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