A.O. Collins Lectures

Wheaton College Graduate School/ Dr Nick Perrin

Featured Guest: Nicholas Perrin

Title: “From Stories to Scriptures: When Did the Gospels Become Authoritative?”

Thursday, October 29, 2015 7:30 pm; Belin Chapel

The School of Christian Thought is pleased to announce that Nicholas Perrin will deliver the A. O. Collins lectures for fall 2015.

Who is Nicholas Perrin?

Wheaton College Graduate School/ Dr Nick Perrin

Wheaton College Graduate School/ Dr Nick Perrin

Nicholas Perrin, PhD. is Dean of Wheaton College Graduate School and Franklin S. Dyrness Professor of Biblical Studies. Between 2000 and 2003, he was research assistant for N. T. Wright and has since authored and edited numerous articles and books, including Thomas and Tatian (Society of Biblical Literature/Brill); Thomas: The Other Gospel (Westminster John Knox); Lost in Transmission: What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus (Thomas Nelson); and Jesus the Temple (SPCK; Baker Academic), the first of a three-part trilogy on the historical Jesus. He is also co-editor of the recently revised edition of Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels (InterVarsity).

The A. O. Collins Lectures

The A. O. Collins lectures began in 1993 with the goal of bringing recognized scholars to address the university community in current trends in theology, religious studies and philosophy.  The series is named for Dr. A. O. Collins who chaired HBU’s Department of Christianity and Philosophy until his retirement in 1990. Over the last two decades, due to the generosity of former students and friends of the university, top scholars from around the world have lectured on our campus on a wide range of topics on religion and philosophy.

Some of our past lecturers have included:
Dr. James H. Charlesworth, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dr. Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
Dr. Charles Talbert, Baylor University
Dr. Ellen T. Charry, Princeton Theological Seminary
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University
Dr. Alan Segal, Barnard College, Columbia University
Dr. Samuel Proctor, Duke University
Dr. John Howard Yoder, University of Notre Dame
Dr. James W. McClendon, Jr., Fuller Theological Seminary
Dr. Michael J. Gorman, St. Mary’s Seminary
Dr. Larry Hurtado, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Emanuel Tov, Hebrew University
Dr. Craig Evans, Acadia Divinity College
Dr. Richard Bauckham, St. Andrews University
Mark Lanier, Lanier Theological Library

Please join us for this lecture.  It is an important event for our campus and community.  Should you have questions, please contact the chair of the Department of Theology, Dr. Jason Maston, at 281-649-3288.