Dr. Jarvis Williams To Speak on Justification by Faith

Oct. 21, 2009
For Immediate Release



By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator


CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University is holding the inaugural Justification Symposium, with the first address by Dr. Jarvis Williams, Monday, Oct. 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in room 15 of the Administration Building, 104 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky.

The event is free and open to the public.

The CU School of Theology is hosting the event which will provide an opportunity for students and faculty to learn about current cutting-edge biblical and theological issues in the areas of biblical and theological scholarship, and these issues will relate to some aspect of the Protestant Reformation, Williams said.

This year’s theme is “Justification by Faith in Paul’s Theology.”

Williams, assistant professor of New Testament and Greek, will speak on “Justification by Faith in Paul Yet Again: Does N.T. Wright Have the Right Perspective?”

Williams has served as a CU professor since January 2008.

He is the author of the forthcoming books Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul’s Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul’s Conception of Jesus’ Death (Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, Forthcoming 2009) and One New Man: The Cross and Racial Reconciliation in Paul’s Theology (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, Forthcoming 2011).

Williams has also published articles in the Princeton Theological Review and the Campbellsville Review. His research focuses exclusively on Pauline Soteriology and Pauline Atonement Theology, Romans, and the Soteriology and Atonement Theology in Second Temple Judaism.

“The entire university community should come and take part in this great educational opportunity to learn about an issue that is so important for the Christian church to understand,” Williams said.

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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