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Exploring the Jewish Roots of Christianity with Beeson Divinity School

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Did Jesus want to start a new religion? How did the New Testament writers use the Hebrew Bible? Does the church replace Israel? When and how did the church split with the Synagogue? Hear leading Christian scholars explore these questions and more at Samford University Beeson Divinity School’s second annual Anglican Theology Conference, “Jewish Roots of Christianity,” on September 24-25, 2019.

Since the Holocaust, both Jewish and Christian scholars have rediscovered the Jewish roots of Christianity. This conference will explore those roots and discuss their continuing implications for Christian theology and practice. The conference will welcome twelve leading scholars to speak and present their cutting-edge results from recent works. Speakers include Archbishop Foley Beach of the Anglican Church in North America; Mark Kinzer, Ph.D., president emeritus of the Messianic Jewish Theological Institute; Eugene Korn, Ph.D., academic director of The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation; David Rudolph, Ph.D., of The King’s University; Jen Rosner, Ph.D., of Fuller Seminary and many more. Beeson’s own Mark Gignilliat, Ph.D., who teaches Hebrew, Old Testament Exegesis and Biblical Theology and Gerald McDermott, Ph.D., Anglican Chair of Divinity and Director of The Institute of Anglican Studies, will also speak. “Interest in Jewish roots is somewhat new in the history of Christianity, and especially for Christian scholars,” Dr. McDermott shares. “This is important not only for scholars but also for the church.”

On September 24, 2019, the conference will take place from 8 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Conference attendees will meet again on September 25, 2019, from 8 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. All conference sessions will be held in the Regions Room in the Brock School of Business except for the 11 a.m. community worship on September 24, which will take place at Beeson’s Andrew Gerow Hodges Chapel. General admission tickets are $100 and can be purchased by visiting www.beesondivinity.com/go/AnglicanConference. Tickets are complimentary for Samford University students, staff and faculty. †

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