Decatur, GA. Warren Carter, professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, will present the Smyth Lectures, October 12-14, 2010, at Columbia Theological Seminary. The series of three lectures is titled “Faces of Empire, Facing Empire: Negotiating the Roman Empire in the New Testament.” The lectures, at 10:00 a.m. each day in the Harrington Center Chapel on the seminary campus, are free and open to the public.
Before joining the faculty of Brite, in 2007, Dr. Carter was Pherigo Professor of New Testament at Saint Paul School of Theology, Kansas City, MO. A native of New Zealand, he is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington (B.A.), the Melbourne College of Divinity (Bachelor of Divinity; Masters of Theology) and Princeton Theological Seminary (Ph.D. in New Testament Studies). He has published 11 books, most recently John and Empire: Initial Explorations (New York: T&T Clark/Continuum 2008), John: Storyteller, Interpreter, Evangelist (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2006), and The RomanEmpire and the New Testament: An Essential Guide (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2006).
In addition, he has written numerous articles that have been published in scholarly journals such as Journal of Biblical Literature, Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and Catholic Biblical Quarterly. He has been co-chair of the Society of Biblical Literature section on Matthew’s Gospel and is currently co-chair of the section on “Jesus Traditions, Gospels, and the Roman Empire.” He has been a member of the editorial board of Journal of Biblical Literature and is currently a member of the editorial board of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly as well as of the Society of Biblical Literature Early Christian Literature Monograph Series. He has spoken at various scholarly conferences and educational institutions.
An ordained elder in the United Methodist Church, Dr. Carter is a frequent speaker/preacher in churches, adult Sunday School classes, and retreats. He also writes regularly for various church publications and Christian education resources. He contributed 15 studies to Abingdon’s The Pastor’s Bible Study (2004).
Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, GA, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA).