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International author to speak at seminar



Published: Sat, February 26, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.



NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. -- Westminster College will host the third annual Dr. J. Calvin Rose Memorial Seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Lakeview Room of McKelvey Campus Center.

The guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Kenneth Bailey, international author and lecturer in Middle Eastern New Testament Studies. His topic, "Jesus Interprets His Own Cross," is intended to help pastors and lay people with their own sermon preparation regarding the theology of the cross during Lent and for personal spiritual renewal.

Ordained by the Presbyterian Church (USA), Bailey spent 40 years living and teaching seminars and institutes in Egypt, Lebanon, Jerusalem and Cyprus. For 20 of those years, he was a professor of New Testament and head of the Biblical Division of the Near East School of Theology in Beirut. For 10 years, he was on the faculty of The Ecumenical Institute for Theological Research in Jerusalem. He also spent time as Theologian in Residence with the Episcopal Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, and Canon of the Cathedral.

The event is open to the public. For reservations, contact Linda Wilson at (724 ) 946-7364 or e-mail lwilson@westminster.edu before Feb. 23.

The Dr. J. Calvin Rose Memorial Seminar honors Dr. J. Calvin Rose, a 1933 alumnus of Westminster College. He served as pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church in New Castle from 1937-1955, and then at the Miami Shores Presbyterian Church in Florida until his retirement in 1978.




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