Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Academic symposium on the book of Job features leading Brethren scholars

An academic symposium on “The Book of Job and Brethren Tradition” will be held at Elizabethtown (Pa.) College on Nov. 5, featuring leading Brethren scholars. The registration deadline is today, Oct. 22. Download a registration form from or contact 717-361-1450 or

The day-long event, which offers continuing education credit for ministers, is co-sponsored by the Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership, Elizabethtown College’s Department of Religious Studies, and Bethany Theological Seminary. It takes place at the Susquehanna Room at the college from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., with registration opening at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $60, which includes lunch and .6 continuing education credit.

Headlining the event is keynote speaker Bob Neff, an Old Testament scholar and president emeritus of Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pa. Neff has been a professor of Hebrew and Old Testament at Bethany Theological Seminary, and also has served a term as general secretary of the Church of the Brethren. In recent years he has been a popular Bible study leader at Annual Conference and National Older Adult Conference.

Additional presentations on theological issues, teaching, preaching, and pastoral care on Job in a Brethren context, will be given by Jeff Carter, president of Bethany Theological Seminary; Steven Schweitzer, academic dean at Bethany Seminary; Christina Bucher, professor of religious studies at Elizabethtown College; Tracy Wenger Sadd, chaplain at Elizabethtown College; David Leiter, an Old Testament scholar and pastor; and Frank Ramirez, a scholar and pastor.

Source: 10/22/2014 Newsline

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