ACU to serve as host for 13th annual Carmichael-Walling Lectures


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 campus.

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 systematic theologian.

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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