Dr. Jarvis Williams to Hold Book Discussion, Signing

Jan. 25, 2010
For Immediate Release



By Hillary C. Wright, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.— Campbellsville University’s School of Theology will be hosting a review and discussion of ’ new book “Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul’s Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul’s Conception of Jesus’s Death?” on Monday, Feb. 1 from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m. in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville.


       CU will also host a book signing at the Campbellsville University’s Barnes & Noble College Bookstore (at 410 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville) of Williams’ book on Tuesday, Feb. 2 from 3:30 p.m. until 4 p.m.

The public is invited to attend both events free of charge.

Williams has been assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at CU since 2008. He received a bachelor of science in biblical studies from The James P. Boyce College in 2000. He also received a master of divinity in biblical and theological studies and a master of theology in New Testament Greek Exegesis.

The book is a revised version of Williams’ dissertation, which he successfully defended at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Williams is also the author of the forthcoming book, “One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Paul’s Theology” and of the forthcoming essay “Martyr Theology n Hellenistic Judaism and Paul’s Conception of Jesus’s Death in Romans 3:21-26” in “Christian Origins and Hellenistic Judaism: Literary and Social Contexts for the New Testament,” eds. Stanley E. Porter and Andrew W. Pitts (Leiden: Brill, Forthcoming 2010).

He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Institute for Biblical Research and the Society of Biblical Literature. His research focuses exclusively on Paul’s letter to the Romans, Pauline atonement theology and soteriology, and the atonement theology and soteriology in Second Temple Judaism.

Campbellsville University 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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S. News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.

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