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CU to host Bible scholar Ben Witherington as January Bible Study lecturer


May 29, 2015
For Immediate Release

By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. — Bible scholar Ben Witherington, who is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland, will be the guest lecturer for the January Bible Study Preview at Campbellsville University Thursday, Aug. 6.

Dr. Ben Witherington
Dr. Ben Witherington

Witherington is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies. He will lead the study of “Second Corinthians: The Church’s Ministry Handbook.”

Witherington will speak from 1:15 p.m. until 8 p.m. at The Gheens Recital Hall in the Gosser Fine Arts Center. Registration and fellowship begin at 12:30 p.m. Dinner will be from 5:45 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

Everyone is invited including pastors, church leaders and lay persons.

The cost is only $15 which includes a meal catered by award-winning Brothers BBQ of Campbellsville.

A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, Witherington went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. Witherington has also taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell.

A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings not only in the United States but also in England, Estonia, Russia, Europe, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Australia. He has also led tours to Italy, Greece, Turkey, Israel, Jordan and Egypt.

Witherington has written over 40 books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. He also writes for many church and scholarly publications, and is a frequent contributor to the Patheos website.

Along with many interviews on radio networks across the country, Witherington has been seen on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E and the PAX Network.

To register and for information, contact Sherry Bowen, secretary in the School of Theology, at slbowen@campbellsville.edu or (270) 789-5029.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.