ACU to serve as host for 13th annual Carmichael-Walling
For Immediate Release
Nov. 3, 1999
The thirteenth annual Carmichael-Walling Lectures will be
conducted Thursday, Nov. 18, in Room 130 of the Biblical
Studies Building on the Abilene Christian University
Professor William Abraham of Southern Methodist
University will present two lectures on the topic "The Logic
of Renewal in Christianity." His first lecture, titled "The
Advice from Conservatives and Charismatics," will be at 4
p.m., and his second lecture, "Two Voices from Across the
Ocean," will be at 7:30 p.m.
Having studied at Queen's University, Belfast and Asbury
Theological Seminary, Abraham received a doctoral degree in
philosophy from Oxford. He then went on to serve as a
Methodist minister in Ireland and on the faculty at Seattle
Pacific University before becoming McCreless Professor of
Evangelism and Professor of Philosophy of Religion at
Perkins School of Theology at SMU from 1985 to 1995. In
1995 he was appointed to the Albert Cook Outler Professor of
Wesley Studies at Perkins, working as a philosophical and
For more than a decade, some of the worlds' leading
scholars have come to ACU to deliver the Carmichael-Walling
Lectures, including Tjitze Baarda (University of Amsterdam),
Bruce Metzger (Princeton Theological Seminary), Richard
Oster (Harding Graduate School of Religion), James vander
Kam (Notre Dame) and David Parker (Birmingham, England).
These lectures are traditionally published in some of the
world's most respected journals and as chapters in
outstanding scholarly books.
The lectures are free and open to the public. No
reservations are required.
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