Visiting Lecturer at Denison Addresses 'Relevance of St. Paul'
Date of Event: March 26, 2007
Posted: March 19, 2007
The Denison University Goodspeed Lecture Series has invited Douglas E. Oakman, professor of religion at Pacific Lutheran University, to discuss "The Perennial Relevance of St. Paul: Paul's Understanding of Christ and a Time of Radical Puralism." Oakman's lecture is at 7:30 p.m. on Monday (March 26) in the lecture hall of the Burton D. Morgan Center and is free and open to the public.
An ordained minister of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, Oakman also serves as dean of humanities at Pacific Lutheran. He is the author of "Jesus and the Economic Questions of His Day" and co-author with K.C. Hanson of "Palestine in the Time of Jesus: Social Structures and Social Conflicts," which was selected as the Book of the Year by the Academy of Parish Clergy.
Oakman has published numerous articles in journals as well as essays in edited collections. Among them are such titles as "Money in the Moral Universe of the New Testament," "The Lord's Prayer in Social Perspective," and "The Archaeology of First-Century Galilee and the Social Interpretation of the Historical Jesus."
A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Oakman earned his bachelor's degree with honors at the University of Iowa, a master of divinity degree at Christ Seminary (St. Louis) and his doctorate in biblical studies at the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley). He is included in several Who's Who editions and the Directory of American Scholars. Earlier in his career he served on the faculties of Santa Clara University, the University of San Francisco and the San Francisco Theological Seminary.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville -- The Goodspeed Lecture Series presents Douglas E. Oakman, speaking on "The Perennial Relevance of St. Paul: Paul's Understanding of Christ and a Time of Radical Pluralism"; 7:30 p.m., Monday (March 26), lecture hall, Burton D. Morgan Center (150 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. Call 740-587-6241 to confirm information.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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