Lisa Marie Bowens: Reading the Bible Right Now

Date(s) - February 24, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Ideas That Matter is an online lecture series hosted by Regent College this academic year with the purpose of cultivating theological engagement with contemporary issues that are particularly relevant at this cultural moment.

For our Reading the Bible Right Now events, we will be welcoming theologians from inside as well as outside the Regent community to reflect on how they are reading the Bible during this season of uncertainty. They will be reflecting personally on questions such as: Where in scripture do you find hope, encouragement, rebuke, or a prophetic word in light of all that is happening in the world right now? How does your rootedness in scripture prepare you to engage with the issues of our day? How does our reading of scripture help us to read our cultural moment, and vice versa?

We invite you to join us as we welcome Dr. Lisa Bowens, who will share about her own personal engagement with scripture in this season, followed by a time of Q&A.

Dr. Lisa M. Bowens is Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey. She earned a BS (cum laude), MSBE, and MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and an MTS and ThM from Duke Divinity School. She received her PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the author of African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation. Her current projects include working as a contributor and co-editor with Scot McKnight and Joseph Modica on Preaching Romans From Here (forthcoming), as co-writer with Amy Peeler on an article on New Testament, race, and gender for The New Testament in Color (forthcoming) and two commentaries, one on 2 Corinthians and one on 1-2 Thessalonians. Dr. Bowens’s research interests include Paul and apocalyptic literature, Pauline anthropology, Pauline epistemology, aspects of discipleship in the gospels, African American Pauline Hermeneutics, and New Testament exegesis and interpretation.

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