Ninth Annual Gaffin Lectures

March 2, 2016

Join us on March 16, 2016, for the ninth annual Gaffin Lecture on Theology, Culture, and Missions in Van Til Hall. Our speaker this year is Dr. Noel Weeks, and his lecture is entitled “The Isolation of the Bible and Its Denial.”

Dr. Weeks is an associate at Sydney University in the department of classics and ancient history. He recently retired from his roles as the university’s senior lecturer in ancient history and head of the school of archaeology, classics, and ancient history. Dr. Weeks has published widely on biblical interpretation, the doctrine of Scripture, and the Ancient Near East. For a sample of his fine scholarship, read “The Ambiguity of ‘Biblical Background,’” a featured article from the Westminster Theological Journal.

The event is free of charge, although registration is required. Please register here.

Directly following the lecture, Westminster will host an alumni lunch on campus. If you are an alumnus, please join us! Indicate whether or not you will be attending lunch on the registration form.  

Praise for Dr. Weeks’s scholarship from Westminster faculty and students:

“A welcome and needed luminary, Dr. Noel Weeks shines brightly for the good of the church. His careful scholarship, clear writing, and orthodox commitments combine to deliver arguments that endure. For many years, I have required Dr. Weeks’s The Sufficiency of Scripture for my Systematic Theology 101 course at Westminster. In a world where competing voices of authority hold significant sway, Weeks’s compelling exposition of the Bible’s final authority and sufficiency delivers a compelling case for why the church must attune its ear first and finally to what God has spoken.”

—David B. Garner, associate professor of systematic theology

“Many people talk about the importance of Ancient Near Eastern backgrounds for Old Testament study. Dr. Weeks is a scholar who is at the forefront of such work, having written an important book on covenant treaty documents, who also combines his academic interests with a heart for the church and the Scriptures.”

—Iain M. Duguid, professor of Old Testament

“The fruit of Dr. Weeks’s years of principled and first-rate scholarship is that he is poised to pull many modern people out of the mire of naiveté and confusion as they approach both the text of the Old Testament and the surrounding documents of the Ancient Near East. Dr. Weeks is particularly well qualified to honor the legacy of Dr. Gaffin in this lecture series as that legacy offers answers to the most basic and plaguing questions of our modern world.”

—Dustyn Eudaly, PhD student

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