Nov. 16, 2006
Former Morningside College professor and internationally recognized Biblical scholar Dr. Robert Jewett will present “Romans: Paul’s Letter for the 21st Century” on Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7 p.m. in the UPS Auditorium of the Lincoln Center, 3627 Peters Avenue, on the Morningside College campus.
The free lecture is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS) and is open to the public.
The lecture will include information included in Jewett’s most recent book Romans: A Commentary published this month by Fortress Press in the Hermeneia series. The book presents interpretation of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans and includes information on the archaeology of the city of Rome, social history of early Christianity, and social-scientific work on early Christianity. According to the publisher, the book is a “landmark commentary” that “will set the standard for interpretation of Romans for the next generation.” During the lecture, Jewett will also discuss how the information in his book applies to contemporary life in America.
In addition to his latest book, Jewett is the author or editor of numerous articles and 19 books including Captain America and the Crusade Against Evil: The Dilemma of Zealous Nationalism, published in 2003 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. He is currently conducting research with Richard Engle, retired executive vice-president of MidAmerican Energy, on the mystery of the route followed by St. Paul to the ancient city of Troas in Asia Minor.
Jewett is currently guest professor of New Testament at Wissenschaftlich-Theologisches Seminar at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. He was professor of religious studies at Morningside College from 1965 to 1980 before serving on the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and in the doctoral program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.