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School of Theology to host Holy Week lecture series


March 14, 2013
For Immediate Release

By Samantha Stevenson, student news writer

  Dr. Gerald Mattingly
 Dr. Gerald Mattingly

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky.—Dr. Gerald Mattingly, professor of Bible and honors program coordinator at Johnson University, will be part of Campbellsville University’s School of Theology Holy Week lecture series. He will speak Monday, March 25 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the Banquet Hall of the Badgett Academic Support Center, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville.

The 2 p.m. lecture is on “Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Visit to Ancient Petra.” The 5 p.m. lecture is “Myth Became Fact: Dying and Rising Gods in Archaeology and Ancient Art.”

Mattingly specializes in geographical, historical and archaeological backgrounds of the Bible and archaeology of Transjordan.

Dr. Dwayne Howell, professor of Old Testament and Hebrew in CU’s School of Theology, said, “Dr. Mattingly has a warm and engaging personality which reaches out to all. Whether in talking with a professor or a worker at an archeological site, he has a way of making the person feel important and appreciated. I count Jerry (Dr. Mattingly) a dear friend and mentor. Over the past few years he has involved me in archeological research which has aided in both my professional development and my teaching in the classroom.”

Mattingly earned his bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati Christian University in 1973. He earned his master of divinity and doctorate from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1976 and 1980, respectively.

Additional undergraduate studies include Lincoln Christian University, University of Louisville and Spalding University. Additional graduate studies include Spalding University, the University of Kentucky and the University of Tennessee.
He has taught classes such as Biblical Studies, Near Eastern Archaeology, Cultural Anthropology, World Religions and Relation between Science and Christian Faith.

Mattingly is a member of the American Oriental Society, the American Schools of Oriental Research, Biblical Archaeology, Society Palestine Exploration Fund, the Society for Ancient Mediterranean Religions and the T. E. Lawrence Society.

For more information on Campbellsville University’s Holy Week lectures, contact Howell at (270) 789-5039 or

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,600 students offering 63 undergraduate options, 17 master’s degrees, five postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is