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Bray to lecture as Scholar-in-Residence

Gerald Bray prays over a student during a consecration ceremony at Samford University. Bray is serving as this year's Scholar-in-Residence at Union. (Photo courtesy Samford University)
Gerald Bray prays over a student during a consecration ceremony at Samford University. Bray is serving as this year's Scholar-in-Residence at Union. (Photo courtesy Samford University)

JACKSON, Tenn.Sept. 29, 2009 – Author and theologian Gerald L. Bray will lecture in conjunction with the Scholar-in-Residence Program at Union University Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

Bray, research professor at Samford University in Birmingham. Ala., will speak four times about various aspects of God’s love.

The Scholar-in-Residence Program is sponsored by Union’s Interdisciplinary Honors Program.

Bray is the author of many articles and books, including “The Doctrine of God,” “Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present” and “We Believe in One God,” among others. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and earned his master’s and doctor’s degrees from the University of Paris-Sorbonne.

The schedule and topics for Bray’s lectures is as follows:

Lecture 1, “God’s Love for Himself,” Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12:15 p.m.

Lecture 2, “God’s Love for His Creation,” Thursday, Oct. 1, 12:15 p.m.

Lecture 3, “The Rejection of God’s Love,” Friday, Oct. 2, noon.

Lecture 4, “God’s Response to the Rejection of His Love,” Monday, Oct. 5, noon.

All lectures will be held in Union’s Coburn Dining Room, and each lecture will be 40 minutes long. The dining room will open 30 minutes before the lecture for those wishing to bring their lunch.

Audio from all lectures will be posted at www.uu.edu/audio in the near future.

In addition to the four lectures, a reception welcoming Bray will be held Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. in Coburn. Bray will also speak on the debate between John Piper and N.T. Wright at a Christian Studies colloquium Sept. 29 at 3:15 p.m. in Jennings 325.


Media contact: Mark Kahler, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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