2016 Chi Rho Lectures
Deepening the Church’s Sensibilities: Reflections on Acts
Dr. Carl Holladay,
C. H. Candler Professor of New Testament and Senior Fellow at the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University
Dr. Carl Holladay will be the 2016 Chi Rho Lecturer speaking on Friday evening, November 11 (at Central Lutheran Church), Saturday morning and evening, November 12 (at Northwest Christian University and then again at Central), and Sunday morning, November 13 (between worship services at Central).
Friday, Nov 11, 7:30 pm at Central Lutheran Church, 1857 Potter St.
Exploring Acts—The Shape of the Story
Saturday, Nov. 12, 9:30 am–12:30 pm at Northwest Christian University, Library, Rm 203, 1188 Kincaid
A Sense of History: Roots and Origins
A Sense of Inquiry: Searching the Scriptures
Saturday, Nov. 12, 7:30 pm at Central Lutheran Church
A Sense of Community: Meals, Meetings, Networks, and Possessions”
Sunday, Nov. 13, 9:30 am at Central Lutheran Church, Adult Education Hour
A Sense of Mission: To the End of the Earth
Carl Holladay’s research focuses on Luke-Acts, Hellenistic Judaism (Judaism in the Greco-Roman world), and Christology. He is the author of seven books, including A Critical Introduction to the New Testament: Interpreting the Message and Meaning of Jesus Christ (Abingdon, 2005), which offers historical context as well as an orientation to religious, theological and ethical issues surrounding Jesus’ message, and is used extensively by seminaries and ministers. Holladay also co-authored Biblical Exegesis: A Beginner’s Handbook (Westminster John Knox, 1st ed., 1982), a widely used introductory text on exegetical methods, theory and practice, now in its third edition. His newest book, ACTS – A Commentary, will be available on September 23.
He has received several prestigious fellowships and professional honors, including a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award, a Luce Fellowship, and a Festschrift titled Scripture and Traditions: Essays on Early Judaism and Christianity in Honor of Carl R. Holladay (Brill, 2008).
If you would like to see a short video with Dr. Holladay, click on this YouTube link: