—Gary S. Selby, professor of
communication at Pepperdine University, will lecture October 28 and 29—
Princeton, NJ, October 9, 2013–Gary
S. Selby, professor of communication and director of the Center for Faith and
Learning at Pepperdine University, will give three lectures on preaching
October 28 and 29 at Princeton Theological Seminary.
The lectures are
free and open to the public and will be held in the Daniel J. Theron Room of the
Princeton Theological Seminary Library, 25 Library Place in Princeton.
The schedule and
topics for the lectures is as follows:
Monday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.
I: “Performing Theology: Mimesis as Persuasion in Early Christian Discourse”
Tuesday, October 29, 3:00 p.m.
II: “Experiencing Faith: Contemporary Perspectives on Attitude Change”
Tuesday, October 29, 7:00 p.m.
III: “Capturing Souls: Preaching from a Poetic Consciousness”
Selby’s research focuses on:
• early Christian
• contemporary homiletics
• religion in the public square
• and discourse related to racial
conflict in American history
He is the author of Martin Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus in America’s
Struggle for Civil Rights, and has written numerous articles and essays.
Selby received a
B.A., magna cum laude, from Harding
University, a Th.M. from Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion, and
a Ph.D. in public communications from the University of Maryland.
In addition to his
academic work, Selby spent more than two decades in local pastoral ministry,
including nineteen years as the preaching minister for the Columbia Church of
Christ in Columbia, Maryland.
lectureship, the Donald Macleod/Short Hills Community Congregational Church
Preaching Lectures, was established by The Community Congregational Church of
Short Hills, New Jersey, in honor of Dr. Donald Macleod, Princeton Seminary’s
Francis Landey Patton Professor of Preaching and Worship from 1947 to 1988.
Inaugurated in October 1992, the series features, on a biennial basis, two or
three lectures by an outstanding preacher or teacher of preachers.
Princeton Theological Seminary, founded in 1812, is the first
seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its
mission is to educate leaders for the church of Jesus Christ worldwide, and its
more than 500 students and 11,000 graduates from all fifty states and many
nations around the world serve Christ in churches, schools and universities,
healthcare institutions, nonprofit agencies, initiatives for social justice,
mission agencies, and the emerging ministries of the church in the twenty-first
information about the lecture series, call the
Communications/Publications Office at 609.497.7760.