Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute

Who is Bill Mallard?

Throughout an unforgettable career, Dr. William (Bill) Mallard taught, in his special way, the Scriptures and the history of the Christian church in United Methodist congregations, at conferences, and at Candler. Bill Mallard came to Emory University's Candler School of Theology in 1957 after teaching religion at Sweet Briar College. That same year, Bill was ordained an elder and accepted into full connection in the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He and his wife, Gatra, have three adult children. He has been a fabulously popular lecturer, full of intelligence, warmth, patience, fun, and Christian commitment.

The Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute offers theology seminars for laity of all denominations. Each year, in partnership with a variety of congregations, courses are taught by faculty from Candler School of Theology and professionals. Churches and Candler School of Theology serve as host sites for the courses. The curriculum provides excellent theological education for a lay, ecumenical student body. The goal of the Lay Theology Institute is to provide stimulating theological study to persons regardless of their religious or academic background.

Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute | Disciple Scholars: 
The Apostle Paul: Oppressor or Liberator?
March 29, 2014
Dr. Luke Timothy Johnson, Emory University, 
Candler School of Theology

Program Description
The Apostle Paul is easily the most controversial figure in the history of Christianity. For those who despise Christianity, Paul is despised above all. His letters are read as instruments of oppression by a wide spectrum of critics who delight in opposing a "good Jesus" to a "bad Paul." This class seeks to expose the elements in Paul that cause him to have such a bad reputation, and to suggest ways in which Paul's letters can actually serve as instruments of liberation.

• Continental breakfast: 10:00 — 10:30 am 
• Part One: 10:30am — 12:00pm
• Lunch: 12— 12:45pm
• Part Two: 12:45pm — 2:00pm

Cost is $35 per person and includes continental breakfast and lunch.
Optional $10 fee for .5 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit.  
The seminar is sponsored by the Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute.

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