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Anna Carter Florence Named to Peter Marshall Chair of Homiletics


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OCTOBER 20, 2008 Decatur, GA—Anna Carter Florence, associate professor of preaching and worship, has been named to the Peter Marshall Chair of Homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary. Florence joined the seminary faculty in 1998. The appointment was approved by the seminary’s Board of Trustees in early October. Nationally acclaimed as a preacher and lecturer, Florence is the author of the book Preaching as Testimony (Westminster/John Knox, 2007). In addition, she served as editor of Inscribing the Text: Recent Sermons and Prayers by Walter Brueggemann (Fortress, 2004), and she is the author of numerous articles on preaching and homiletics. She received a B.A. degree from Yale University and the M.Div. and Ph.D. degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she served as associate pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Minneapolis, MN, from 1988 to 1993. Columbia Theological Seminary, located in Decatur, Georgia, was established in 1828 and is one of 10 theological institutions of the Presbyterian Church (USA). xxx

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