Dr. Rodney A. Werline Named Editor of Distinguished Book Series for Society of Biblical Literature

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WILSON, N.C. — Dr. Rodney A. Werline, Marie and Leman Barnhill Endowed Chair in Religious Studies and professor of religion at Barton College, has been named general editor of the “Early Judaism and Its Literature” series published by the Society of Biblical Literature. His term is effective immediately and will continue for a three-year period through 2014. This appointment is usually renewed for a second three-year term. “Dr. Werline’s selection for this role is a clear affirmation of the strong scholarship he has been conducting and reporting,” shared Dr. Norval C. Kneten, president of Barton College. “His work enhances the national and international reputation of Barton College and provides our […]

Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series Will Focus on Science and Religion Debate

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WILSON, N.C. — Barton College is pleased to welcome Dr. Colleen Shantz, associate professor at St. Michael College in the Toronto School of Theology, as the featured guest for the 2011 Allan R. Sharp Religion in Life Series set for Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Hardy Alumni Hall. Her lecture is titled “Natural and Unnatural Religion: Considering the Science and Religion Debate in Light of Recent Research.” This event is open to the public at no charge, and the community is invited to attend. “Religion and science have long been seen as rivals offering incompatible explanations of the world,” shared Dr. Shantz.  “That sense of rivalry has escalated […]