2007 Sanders Lecture Series this week

September 23rd, 2007

The 2007 Sanders Lectures will be held at Guinn Auditorium on September 25, 26, and 27 at 11 a.m. Dr. Craig Blomberg, author of the widely-acclaimed book The Historical Reliability of the Gospels will challenge common myths about the trustworthiness of the four Gospels of the New Testament. The public is invited. Readers who have been intrigued by recent works like Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, Bart Ehrman’s Misquoting Jesus and Lost Christianities, or the works of Elaine Pagels or have interest in the differences between the so-called lost gospels and the Gospels of the New Testament should not miss these important lectures.

Dr. Blomberg will also give a lecture on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 p.m. in  Presser Recital Hall in the Weathersby Fine Arts Building on the campus of Louisiana College. The title of his presentation is “Can We Trust the New Testament Gospels?”

Dr. Craig Blomberg is currently Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary. Dr. Blomberg completed his PhD in New Testament, specializing in the parables and the writings of Luke-Acts, at Aberdeen University in Scotland. He received the MA from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a BA from Augustana College. Before joining the faculty of Denver Seminary, he taught at Palm Beach Atlantic College and was a research fellow in Cambridge, England with Tyndale House.

In addition to writing numerous articles in professional journals, multi-author works and dictionaries or encyclopedias, he has authored or edited 15 books, including The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel, Interpreting the Parables, Matthew for the New American Commentary series, 1 Corinthians for the NIV Application Commentary series, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, Neither Poverty nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions, Making Sense of the New Testament, Preaching the Parables, and Contagious Holiness: Jesus’ Meals with Sinners.