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Huntingdon’s Chapman Benson Lecture Features Brent Strawn

Huntingdon College

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August 27, 2020 For more information, contact: Su Ofe, (334) 833-4515; news@hawks.huntingdon.edu

Huntingdon’s Chapman Benson Lecture Features Brent Strawn

Lies My Preacher Told MeMontgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College will offer the College’s Chapman Benson Lecture series virtually this fall, via Zoom, Thursday, September 3, 2020, at 7:00 p.m. CST. This year’s speaker for the series that centers on topics of interest to the religious community is Dr. Brent Strawn, professor of Old Testament and professor of law at Duke University and a senior fellow in the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at Emory University. His lecture topic echoes the title of his forthcoming book (2021), “Lies My Preacher Told Me: An Honest Look at the Old Testament.”

Strawn has edited more than twenty volumes to date, including The Bible and the Pursuit of Happiness: What the Old and New Testaments Teach Us about the Good Life (2010); The World around the Old Testament (2014); and the award-winning The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Law (2014). In addition to authoring more than 200 articles, essays, and contributions to reference works, he has authored four books: What is Stronger than a Lion? Leonine Image and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East (2005); The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (2017); The Old Testament: A Concise Introduction (2020); and the forthcoming title on which he will speak. He is an ordained elder in the North Georgia Conference of The United Methodist Church and speaks and preaches regularly at churches across the country. Strawn has appeared on CNN on matters ranging from Easter celebrations to Pope Francis to gun violence, and served as both a translator and a member of the editorial board for The Common English Bible.

The lecture is open to the public and can be accessed at this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84058158435?pwd=eWh3cHNmUmpBdGdTZ0wrMnhXd3YwQT09

Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a residential liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church.

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