The Nils W. Lund Memorial Lectureship

Every autumn, one or more distinguished biblical scholars come to the Seminary to focus on current developments in biblical studies and the task of preaching. The Lund Memorial Scholarship was founded by Hugo A. Anderson in 1960 in memory of Dr. Nils W. Lund, dean and biblical scholar at the Seminary from 1922–1954.

The Lund Lectures take place in September, in the days before the Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture.

September 24–25, 2014
9:00 am– Noon

Isaacson Chapel at North Park University
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Guest lecturers Dr. Tremper Longman from Westmont College and
Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa from Baylor University will each present two-part lectures on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.

This two-day lectureship is free and open to the public, and will be available to watch online at Live Events.


September 24

Old Testament Lund Lectures
Dr. Tremper Longman

Song of Songs and Sexuality
 9:00–10:30 am Celebration and Warning: Sexual Intimacy in the Songs of Songs
10:30 am–Noon
God Loves Sex: A Theological Reading of the Song of Songs

September 25

New Testament Lund Lectures
Dr. Beverly Gaventa

Sinners, Saints, and Singers in Paul's Letter to the Romans
 9:00–10:30 am What Part of the Word 'All' Don't We Understand?
10:30 am–Noon
Free and Costly Grace

Guest Lecturers

Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa

Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Baylor University 

100Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa earned her PhD at Duke University. She joined the Baylor faculty in 2013, having previously taught at Princeton Theological Seminary, Columbia Seminary, and Colgate Rochester Divinity School. She has been active in a number of professional societies, including Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas, the Society of Biblical Literature, and the American Theological Association. She has served on a number of editorial boards and lectured widely in the United States, Canada, Europe, South Africa, and Australia.

Dr. Tremper Longman
Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

100x115Dr. Tremper Longman III is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. He earned a BA in religion at Ohio Wesleyan University, an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary, and a PhD in ancient Near Eastern studies from Yale University. 


With questions, please contact (773) 244-6214 or gbrown@northpark.edu.

Previous Lectures

  • 2011: Dr. Hugh G.M. Williamson, professor of religion and W.W. Melton Chair at Baylor University, and Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, Religious Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford
  • 2012: Dr. Stephen Barton, reader in New Testament (retired) at Durham University, and Dr. Dennis T. Olson, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theoogical Seminary
  • 2013: Dr. Paul Tribilco, professor of New Testament at Otago University, and Dr. M. Daniel Carroll Rodas, distinguished professor of Old Testament at Denver Seminary. Video of the 2013 lectures are available online through CovChurch.tv: