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In Memoriam Part I: Thomas H. Olbricht as Biblical Scholar

When: June 10, 2021, 9:00 am - Thursday

Where: Swang 238

Session 3

Session Abstract

This session explores the legacy of Thomas H. Olbricht as a scholar of the Bible, including his groundbreaking work on the rhetoric of the New Testament and his insightful and influential treatments of Old Testament theology for the contemporary church.  Olbricht’s published scholarship concentrated on the rhetorical dimensions of biblical texts, understood against the backdrop of both ancient and modern rhetorical theorists.  His work extended beyond that core to include the history of biblical scholarship and the abiding theological relevance of both Old and New Testaments.

Speakers

Ken Berry, Bible League International, Convener

  • John Fitzgerald, University of Notre Dame, Panelist
  • Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Ron Cox, Pepperdine University, Panelist
  • Mark W. Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Panelist

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