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Smyth Lectures, October 13-15: Elsie McKee on Calvin the pastor


Decatur, GA— Elsie A. McKee will present the 2009 Smyth Lectures, October 13-15, at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA. Her lecture series is titled “Rediscovering Calvin the Pastor.” 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. McKee is the Archibald Alexander Professor of Reformation Studies and the History of Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary. She earned her Ph.D. there and a diploma in theology from Cambridge University in England. A prolific writer, she is most recently the editor/translator of John Calvin, The Institutes of the Christian Religion. The 1541 French Edition published in 2009 by Wm. B. Eerdmans. An ordained Presbyterian elder, McKee is a member of the session at Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church, the historic African American church in Princeton. She spent much of her youth in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo and is a member of the North American Liaison Board for the Protestant University of Congo, which supports theological and medical education in that country. 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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