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Carroll Osburn retires from Bible faculty

For immediate release
Sept. 7, 2004

Dr. Carroll Osburn, Carmichael-Walling Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Abilene Christian University retired from full-time teaching in August.

Osburn has been at ACU in the College of Biblical Studies for 17 years.  He previously taught at Pepperdine University and Harding Graduate School of Religion. 

"Carroll's commitment to rigorous study of the New Testament has heightened the academic reputation for Graduate School of Theology. He will be missed," said Dr. Jack Reese, dean of the College of Biblical Studies.  Dr. Royce Money, ACU president, also noted that Dr. Osburn has been deeply interested in the application of Scripture to the life of the church.

In addition to his teaching, Osburn has been a prolific author. His books include Women in the Church: Reclaiming the Ideal; Essays on Women in Earliest Christianity; and The Peaceable Kingdom: Essays Favoring Non-Sectarian Christianity.

Osburn also served for many years as the host for the annual Carmichael-Walling lecture series at ACU.

Throughout his time at ACU, Osburn has been actively involved in editing the Greek New Testament. Much of his recent research involves the text of Acts in Greek manuscripts and lectionaries, as well as Coptic (Sahidic) manuscripts, and citations of Acts in the writings of early church fathers. For more than 20 years he has served as a Greek translation consultant for Bible translators among primitive people in Central America and the Amazon and on Native American reservations.

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