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Past Bible Lectures: 2000s


The New Testament as Covenant of Peace: Ecclesial and Public Theology?

November 5–6

Willard Swartley


February 25–26

Rev. Dr. Naim Stifan Ateek, Ecumenical Liberation Theology, Center, Jerusalem


Organizing the Psalms: Introduction and Wisdom Songs

February 24–26

Perry Yoder Sabeel, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries

  • Hymns: Confessing the Kingdom
  • Thanksgiving Songs: Living in the Kingdom
  • Laments: Dissonance in the Kingdom
  • Pastors Workshop: Seeing the Text: An Exegetical Workshop


Revisioning Atonement: A Nonviolent Cross

March 12–14

J. Denny Weaver (Bluffton College)

  • Atonement: Salvation through the Slain Lamb
  • Atonement: A Conversation with Black Theology
  • Atonement: A Conversation with Feminist and Womanist Theology
  • Atonement: The Bible and Defenders of Anselm

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