‘How is the Bible True?’ Professor will ‘count the ways’


DAVENPORT — For more than 40 years, Luke Timothy Johnson has plumbed the layers of the New Testament as the context for many of his 27 books and hundreds of published articles and lectures. On Tuesday, April 17, at 7 p.m., Johnson will give this year’s St. Ambrose University Catholic Studies lecture, “How is the Bible True? Let Me Count the Ways.” The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Rogalski Center, located at the corner of Ripley and Lombard Streets. A reception will follow.
Commonweal Magazine is helping to sponsor the event.
Johnson has been on the faculty at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga., since 1992, where he currently serves as the Robert W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins at the Candler School of Theology and senior fellow of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion.
Among his published books, “The Real Jesus: The Misguided Quest for the Historical Jesus and the Truth of the Traditional Gospels” and “The Writings of the New Testament: An Interpretation” are still widely used as textbooks in seminaries and theology departments around the world.
For more information, contact Father Chuck Adam at (563) 333-6151, or adamcharlesa@sau.edu.

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