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April 10, 2007

Birmingham-Southern College inaugural Bishop's Lecture in Faith and Ethics to feature alumna and Birmingham native

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Dr. Carol Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Distinguished Professor at Emory University, will present “Three Ways of Imagining Good and Evil: The Bible's Internal Conversation” on April 17 at 11 a.m. in the Norton Campus Center Theater at Birmingham-Southern. It is open to the public and free of charge.

Her presentation will inaugurate the Bishop's Lecture in Faith and Ethics, an addition to the intellectual life and a symbol of the church relations of the college. The lecture series is established and endowed by Bishop William Willimon and his wife, Patsy Willimon. Bishop Willimon is presiding bishop of the United Methodist Church North Alabama area.

The April 17 first lecture, sponsored by the Birmingham-Southern College Office of Church Relations, is dedicated to Dr. Roy Wells Jr., professor of religion at BSC, who is retiring this spring following 40 years of teaching at the college.

Newsom, a native of Birmingham and a summa cum laude graduate of BSC, received a doctorate from Harvard University. She has taught Hebrew Bible at the Candler School of Theology and the graduate division of religion at Emory since 1980. While an undergraduate at BSC, she was a student of Wells.

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