The Theologian-in-Residence lecture series is held annually on Tuesdays in February. The sessions focus on a theological topic or other issue of interest to church leaders and lay people.
The series began in 1991 and has explored such topics as music and worship, Christianity and popular culture, reflections on the Trinity, religion in Appalachia, John Calvin and the Reformed tradition, God and athletics in the modern world and Christian principles for managing finances.
The series is sponsored by Tusculum College with partial funding from Ron Smith.
THE 2014 THEOLOGIAN-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES
The 2014 Theologian-in-Residence series will explore how early Christian identity was formed in response to persecution. The series, sponsored by Tusculum College with partial funding from Ron Smith, will be led by Dr. Travis B. Williams, assistant professor of religion at Tusculum College. The title of the lecture series will be, “The Situation and Strategy of 1 Peter: Examining the Formative Influence of Persecution on Christian Identity.”
Presentation Slides (Session 2)
Average Roman City
Appropriation of Jewish Privileges
Roman Judicial Systems in Asia Minor
Social Strategy of 1 Peter. Accommodation and Conformity (David L. Balch)
Social Strategy of 1 Peter. Distinctiveness and Separation (John H. Elliott)
Presentation Slides (Session 3)
Social Strategy of 1 Peter. Conformity and Resistance (David G. Horrell)
Benefaction Language in 1 Peter (Bruce W Winter)
Benefaction Language in 1 Peter (Travis B Williams)
Presentation Slides (Session 4)
PREVIOUS THEOLOGIAN-IN-RESIDENCE SERIES BROCHURES
Links to previous brochures for The Theologian-in-Residence series are provided below: