VISITING SCHOLAR 2019
Dr. Warren Carter - March 1-2 at Village Church on Mission
Dr. Warren Carter is professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, Texas. Before going to TCU, Dr. Carter taught at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City for 17 years, so he comes with a hometown connection. While at St. Paul, Dr. Carter taught several classes at Village Church and was always a popular teacher.
Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary, 1991
Th.M., Melbourne College of Divinity, 1986
B.D., Melbourne College of Divinity, 1985
B.A., Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 1976
An imaginative scholar, Dr. Carter is a pioneer in the field of “empire studies” (sometimes called the imperial-critical approach). This approach recognizes that the Gospels emerge as texts from the world of Roman power. His most recent publications include “Telling Tales About Jesus: An Introduction to the New Testament Gospels,” (Fortress Press) and “The New Testament: Methods and Meanings,” with Dr. Amy-Jill Levine (Abingdon Press).
About His Presentation at Village Church
Dr. Carter will draw upon his scholarship and imperial-critical approach to present three talks under the umbrella heading, “Telling Tales About an Elusive God: Reading the Gospels.” Each session will focus on one of the Gospels and demonstrate how that Gospel writer told tales in an attempt to make sense of God in difficult, confusing, and challenging circumstances. Dr. Carter will help us to understand the Roman setting of the Gospels and to hear the distinctive voice of Matthew, Luke and John as they attempted to explain the mysteries of God.
7 p.m. Friday, March 1 Matthew’s Gospel: God’s Elusive Presence
9 a.m. Saturday, March 2 Luke’s Gospel: God’s Elusive Purposes and
John’s Gospel: God’s Elusive Revelation
Presentations will be in Friendship Hall.
The Visiting Scholar Committee is delighted to present the 2019 Visiting Scholar free of charge. Generous donations from last year’s Visiting Scholar participants and a grant from the Village Church Endowment Trust made this possible, and the committee is grateful.
Although you may register for the program at the door, it will help our planning tremendously if you register ahead of the event. Free child care will be provided, but space is limited. Please register early if you will want child care.
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