published Friday, November 4th, 2011

Bible anniversary lecture set at UTC

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the Philosophy and Religion Department at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will present Dr. David Bebbington, a professor of history at the University of Stirling, Scotland, in a program Monday.

As part of the LeRoy Martin Distinguished Lecturers Series on Christian History and Thought, Bebbington will speak on "The King James Bible in Britain From the Late 18th Century" from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday in 269 Raccoon Mountain Room in the University Center.

Bebbington is known for his definition of evangelicalism, referred to as the Bebbington quadrilateral, which was first provided in his 1989 classic study, "Evangelicalism in Modern Britain: A History From the 1730s to the 1980s."

In the work, Bebbington identifies four main qualities that are to be used in defining evangelical convictions and attitudes: biblicism, a particular regard for the Bible (e.g. all essential spiritual truth is to be found in its pages); crucicentrism, a focus on the atoning work of Christ on the cross; conversionism, the belief that human beings need to be converted; and activism, the belief that the Gospel needs to be expressed in effort.

For more information, call the department office at 425-4334.

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