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Longenecker, Williamson to Present Lund Lectures

CHICAGO, IL (September 13, 2011) – Scholars Bruce Longenecker and Hugh G.M. Williamson will be the speakers at North Park Theological Seminary’s Lund Lectures September 28-29.

Lectures on both days will be presented at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Williamson will speak September 28 on the Isaiah Memoir (Isaiah 6:1-9:6), addressing the questions “How Was It Written?” in the first lecture and “What Does It Mean?” in the second.

Williamson is writing a multi-volume commentary on Isaiah 1-27 for the International Critical Commentary series. Volume 1 appeared in 2006, and he is currently writing volume 2, on chapters 6-12.

Longenecker will present on “Hearing the Silence of Luke 4:30” and “Constructing Arcs in Luke’s Gospel.” One of his publications that is relevant to his North Park presentation is Remember the Poor: Paul, Poverty, and The Greco-Roman World.

Longenecker holds the W.W. Melton Chair of Religion in the Department of Religion at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He previously taught at St. Andrews University, Cambridge University, and Durham University in the United Kingdom.

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  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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