Campbellsville University Professors to Present Colloquium on ‘Journey to Mount Horeb: Cognitive Theory and 1 Kings 19:1-18’

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Drs. Dwayne and Susan Howell, professors at Campbellsville University, will present “Journey to Mount Horeb: Cognitive Theory and 1 Kings 19:1-18” Thursday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. in room 15 of the Administration Building on campus.

Dr. Dwayne Howell, associate professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, and his wife, Dr. Susan Harris Howell, professor of psychology, will discuss Elijah’s journey to Mount Horeb in 1 Kings 19: 1-18 which portrays the struggle of an individual who displays hopelessness. Their colloquium uses cognitive theory as a base and will explore Elijah’s experiences and God’s response. Their paper has been accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature in Washington, D.C. in November.

The Howells said the use of psychology in biblical studies is a post-modern approach to interpreting scripture.

The faculty colloquium is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Dr. Dwayne Howell recently received tenure at CU. He graduated from CU in 1982 with a bachelor of arts degree and has his master of divinity (1985), master of theology (1988) and Ph.D. (1993) degrees from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville.

Employed at CU since 1999, Howell is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the National Association of Professors of Religion, the National Association of Professors of Hebrew and the Academy of Homiletics.

Howell has served as pastor of several churches including Rolling Fork Baptist Church in Gleanings, Ky., where he now serves.

Dr. Susan Howell has served at CU since 1995. She has taught at Austin Peay State University and the University of Louisville.

She received her bachelor of science in 1982 from Campbellsville University, her master of education from the University of Louisville in 1988 and her Ed.D. from the University of Louisville in 1995.

She is a member of the American Psychological Association and the following APA divisions: Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Society for General Psychology, Psychology of Religion and Society for Personality and Social Psychology; plus the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Christians for Biblical Equality and Society of Biblical Literature.

The Howells have written many articles and presentations and spoken to various groups.

They have two children, Katelyn and Patrick.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of over 2,200 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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