• The George Knight Lectures

    An Annual Lectureship Promoting Biblical Scholarship 

    Featuring Dr. Walter Brueggemann  

    Schedule of Events  

    November 7, 2016  

    12:00 - 1:00 pm          Lecture One: Why the Old Testament Must Not Go Away

                                         Logsdon Chapel

    1:00 - 2:00 pm            Lunch *   

                                      Moody Center 108           

    7:00 - 8:00 pm            Lecture Two: Psalms as the Offer of a Counter-World

                                         Logsdon Chapel

                                         Reception Following

    *For lunch reservations please RSVP to 325.670.1287 or tammy.mantooth@hsutx.edu .

     BrueggemannDr. Walter Brueggemann  

    Walter Brueggemann is surely one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is the author of over  one hundred books  and numerous scholarly articles. He continues to be a highly sought-after speaker.

     Brueggemann was born in Tilden, Nebraska in 1933. He often speaks of the influence of his father, a German Evangelical pastor. Brueggemann attended  Elmhurst College, graduating in 1955 with an A.B. He went on to  Eden Theological Seminary , earning a B.D. (equivalent to today's M.Div.) in 1958. He completed his formal theological education at  Union Theological Seminary  in 1961, earning the Th.D. under the primary guidance of James Muilenburg. While teaching at Eden, he earned a Ph.D. in education at  St. Louis University .

    Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and  Columbia Theological Seminary  (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.

    Brueggemann's primary method with the text is rhetorical criticism. Words matter to Brueggemann, and one can tell that by listening to him speak as he hangs on to particularly theologically significant words. His magnum opus,  Theology of the Old Testament  (1997), is a rhetorical-critical look at the Old Testament through the lenses of "testimony, dispute, and advocacy."

    Many have come to know Brueggemann through his book entitled  The Prophetic Imagination , originally published in 1978. His best-known work, however, may be with the Psalms. Numerous church leaders have used his  Message of the Psalms  as a new way of organizing and processing the Psalms. He has been writing about the Psalms since  1982 , and he continues to this day with a  commentary  published in 2014.

    Church leaders find a friend in Brueggemann, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. His work inspires, energizes, and convicts, and he always makes time to interact personally with those to whom he speaks at large events.

    He is a longtime St. Louis Cardinals/Browns fan.

    Brueggemann and his wife Tia currently reside in Cincinnati, Ohio.


    About Dr. George Knight
    Dr. George W. Knight came to Hardin-Simmons University in 1976 from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary where he had served as instructor of New Testament and Greek. He was subsequently appointed as the first Cook-Derrick Chair of Bible and Greek at HSU. He established HSU’s archaeology program and led more than 20 archaeological expeditions to Israel and Greece, eventually becoming a field supervisor. He holds degrees from Louisiana College, the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he received his PhD in 1973. Dr. Knight has distinguished himself in his commitment to teaching and scholarship and in his contribution to the larger life of the University and of the community in which he lives. Dr. Knight retired from the HSU faculty in 2002.

    For more information, please contact 325.670.1287 or visit www.hsutx.edu/academics/logsdon

    The George Knight Lectures are presented by Hardin-Simmons University’s Logsdon School of Theology 

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