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Columbia’s January Seminars Feature Walter Brueggemann, David Bartlett, and Barbara Brown Taylor


Decatur—Columbia Theological Seminary’s 2006 January Seminars, “The Strange New World of the Bible,” will feature acclaimed theologians Walter Brueggemann, David Bartlett, and Barbara Brown Taylor. Offered by the Lifelong Learning program, the seminars take place January 30-February 1, 2006, on the seminary’s campus in Decatur, GA. The cost is $240, which includes two lunches. For more information on the program and registration, call 404-687-4562, or e-mail Information is also available on the seminary’s Web site at Click on Lifelong Learning and look under Courses and Events. Walter Brueggemann’s topic is “Jeremiah: Seeking the Welfare of the City.” Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia. A prolific author, his most recent book is Solomon; Israel’s Ironic Icon of Human Achievement. David Bartlett, professor of New Testament at Columbia, will speak on “Mark’s Gospel in the Spring Lectionary Cycle.” Bartlett is an ordained minister of the American Baptist Churches USA and has taught at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia and Yale Divinity School. His latest book is What’s Good About This News? Preaching from the Gospels and Galatians. Barbara Brown Taylor’s topic is “Us and Them: Religious Strangers Post 9/11.” She is an Episcopal priest who teaches religion at Piedmont College in northeast Georgia and is an adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia. An editor-at-large for The Christian Century, she is the author of ten books, including When God Is Silent and Speaking of Sin: The Lost Language of Salvation. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). 

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