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Theologian Kevin J. Vanhoozer, PhD, to Speak at Geneva College

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(BEAVER FALLS, Pa.) – Geneva College and the Geneva Visiting Artist & Lecture Series (GVALS) welcome Kevin J. Vanhoozer, PhD, on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 for two public addresses. Dr. Vanhoozer will fill the role of chapel speaker at 10:10 a.m. in Metheny Fieldhouse, and he will deliver the 2019 J.G. Vos Memorial Lecture entitled, “Staurology, Ontology, and the Travail of Biblical Narrative” at 7 p.m. in Skye Lounge, Student Center. Both events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Vanhoozer is a theologian and a research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois. He earned a B.A. at Westmont College, an MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary and his doctoral degree at Cambridge University in England. Previously, he was Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh and Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College. He has served on the Panel of Doctrine for the Church of Scotland. Currently, he serves on the editorial boards of the “International Journal of Systematic Theology” and the “Journal of Theological Interpretation.”

Dr. Vanhoozer is the author or editor of 20 books in the field, including notable works such as “The Drama of Doctrine: A Canonical-Linguistic Approach to Christian Theology,” which won the Christianity Today Book Award for best book in theology in 2006. In 2015, his book, “Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine” won the same award.

The evening lecture is in memory of J.G. Vos, a much-loved Bible professor at Geneva. Along with Geerhardus Vos, his father, J.G.Vos was an important proponent of “Biblical Theology,” an approach to reading the Bible that takes into account God’s unfolding plan of redemption from Genesis to Revelation as a unified story, held together by God’s covenants with His people.

Geneva College is a Christ-centered academic community that provides a comprehensive education to equip students for faithful and fruitful service to God and neighbor. Offering over 80 traditional undergraduate majors and programs, fully online Adult Degree Programs and high-demand graduate degrees, Geneva’s programs are recognized for their high quality. U.S. News & World Report ranks Geneva as a Top Three Best Value Regional University with one of the Top engineering programs in the nation. Adhering to the truth of Scripture, a Geneva education is grounded in God’s Word as well as in a core curriculum designed to prepare students vocationally to think, write and communicate well in today’s world.

Feb 18, 2019