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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.

2017 Lund Lectures

September 27–28, 2017; 9:00 am–Noon

Isaacson Chapel at North Park University
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This annual two-day lectureship is free and open to the public.


Wednesday, September 27

Old Testament Lund Lectures

Rev. Dr. Brent A. Strawn,
Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

The Difference Between the Right Word and the almost Right Word (of God):
On the Nature of Holy Scripture

Lecture 1 – The Greatest “Story” Never Told: Rethinking the Bible’s Macrogenre
Lecture 2 – “I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes”: The Poetics of Scriptural Contradiction

Thursday, September 28

New Testament Lund Lectures

Dr. Grant Macaskill,
Kirby Laing Chair of New Testament Exegesis, King’s College, University of Aberdeen

Lecture 1 – The Mystery Revealed: Christ and Cosmos
Lecture 2 – In the Likeness of the Image: Participating in Providence


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Interactive live streaming of the lectures will be available.  All are welcome to attend either in person or online. No RSVP is required.

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With questions, please contact Luke Palmerlee at (773) 244-5240 or

Previous Lectures

  • 2016: Dr. Susan Eastman, Associate Research Professor of New Testament, Duke Divinity School, and Dr. Iain Provan, Marshal Sheppard Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College
  • 2015: Dr. Bo Lim, associate professor of Old Testament at Seattle Pacific University, and Dr. Emerson Powery, professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College.
  • 2014: Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa, distinguished professor of New Testament at Baylor University, and Dr. Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College
  • 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.
  • 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 Theological Seminary
  • 2011:  Dr. Bruce W. Longenecker, professor of religion and W.W. Melton Chair at Baylor University, and Dr. Hugh G.M. Williamson, Religious Professor of Hebrew at the University of Oxford