GREENVILLE, S.C.—A group of Furman University graduates who have gone on to become respected scholars in their fields will return to campus this week to participate in a two-day symposium that will honor religion professor Dr. John Shelley on the eve of his retirement from the Furman faculty.
“A Symposium on Theology and Society: In Celebration of the Teaching Career of Dr. John C. Shelley,” will take place April 5-6. All lectures, which are free and open to the public, are held in Daniel Chapel.
Shelley, who will retire from the faculty at the end of the current school year, has taught at Furman since 1980.
The symposium will begin Friday, April 5 at 3:15 p.m. with three mini-lectures on “Why Biblical Theology Matters” and conclude Saturday, April 6 at 11 a.m. with three mini-lectures on “Theology and Society.”
The Furman graduates who will speak at the symposium are:
- Dr. Bryan Bibb (1994), Associate Professor of Religion, Furman University
- Dr. Leanna Kelley Fuller (1996), Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
- Dr. Karen Guth (2001), Associate Professor of Theology, St. Catherine University, St. Paul, Minn.
- Dr. Warren Kinghorn (1997), Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine; Assistant Professor of Pastoral and Moral Theology, Duke University Divinity School
- Dr. Donald Polaski (1986), Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, College of William and Mary
- Rev. LeDayne McLeese Polaski (1989), Program Coordinator, Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America
- Dr. Sandra Hack Polaski (1987), Independent Scholar, Richmond, Va.
- Dr. Melissa Snarr (1992), Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Vanderbilt Divinity School
For a complete list of events, visit the Furman website.
For more information about the symposium, contact Dr. Helen Lee Turner in Furman’s Religion Department at 864-294-3295.
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