Feb. 23, 2005
Dr. Victor Paul Furnish, a biblical scholar and specialist on the writings of St. Paul, will be the featured speaker for Morningside College’s annual Wright Lecture on Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center.
Furnish’s address “Being Human, Doing Good” will focus on the theology of St. Paul’s letters specifically regarding human nature and its implications for ethical behavior. The free lecture is part of Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and is open to the public.
Furnish has been named University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church and served on the faculty of the Perkins School of Theology from 1959 until his retirement in December 2000.
He is the author of several articles and books on the New Testament including “The Theology of the First Letter to the Corinthians” published in 1999 by Cambridge University Press, and “The Moral Teaching of Paul” published in 1979 by Abingdon Press. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, a scholarly society of more than 8,000 members, and serves as chair of the editorial board of the twenty-volume Abingdon New Testament Commentaries series.
Furnish received his undergraduate degree from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. He holds a theological degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University, and a doctorate and master’s degree from Yale University.
For more information, contact Dr. Bruce Forbes, chair of religious studies at Morningside College at (712) 274-5185, or the office of Public Relations at (712) 274-5108.