Jeremy Begbie to Speak at IWU

Jeremy Begbie

Dr. Jeremy S. Begbie, the Thomas A. Langford Research Professor of Theology at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina, will speak at Indiana Wesleyan University's Athens and Jerusalem Seminaron Monday, March 12, 2012. The event will be held at 4:00 p.m. in Baker Recital Hall, located in the Phillippe Performing Arts Center on the IWU campus in Marion, Indiana.

Dr. Begbie earned his doctoral degree from the University of Aberdeen, following a bachelor of arts degree for the University of Edinburgh and a bachelor of divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. He currently teaches systematic theology and specializes in the interface between theology and the arts, specifically music. Dr. Begbie is also a senior member of Wolfson College and an affiliated lecturer in the faculty of music at the University of Cambridge.

In his awarding-winning book, Resounding Truth: Christian Wisdom in the World of Music, Dr. Begbie explores the ways in which music has had key role in worship. He studies "the connections between music and theology by engaging Scripture, musical history, and contemporary culture and exploring how God's truth sounds and how it might 're-sound' in the realm of music. Resounding Truth will help readers develop discernment and wisdom, both for thinking about music in the church and Christian life and for engaging with one of culture's most influential touchstones."

The seminar's "Public Conversation" with Dr. Begbie will be hosted by Dr. Lance Peeler, who is teaching Honors Forum on Faith and the Arts in the John Wesley Honors College.

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