Enns to Speak at 27th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture

Enns to Speak at 27th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture

MOUNT OLIVE- Dr. Peter Enns will be the guest speaker for the 27th Annual Vivian B. Harrison Memorial Lecture. The first lecture will be held on October 12, at 7 PM in Rodgers Chapel. On October 13, there will be a 9 AM lecture and an 11 AM worship service in Rodgers Chapel. Enns will lecture on the topic from his most recent book, The Bible Tells Me So: Why Defending Scripture Has Made Us Unable to Read It.

Enns currently works at Eastern University in PA and holds a B.A. in behavioral science from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Harvard University. He is a biblical scholar who teaches and writes on Old Testament, New Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and the intersection of biblical studies and contemporary Christian faith.

He has taught extensively at the seminary and doctoral levels at Westminster Theological Seminary, Princeton Theological Seminary, Harvard Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, and Biblical Theological Seminary and on the undergraduate level at Temple University and Messiah College. He speaks actively in academic and ecclesiastical venues on topics pertaining the Bible and Christian faith. He has written and edited over a dozen books and many articles and essays. He is also a leading blogger at http://www.patheos.com/blogs/peterenns/. Enns is married to Susan Enns and has three children: Erich, Elizabeth, and Sophia.

The purpose of the event is to provide a medium for continuing education for the ministers and laypersons of North Carolina. For more information about the lecture, please contact Dr. Christopher Skinner at cskinner@umo.edu or at 919-658-7722.

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit old.umo.edu.