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July 17, 2007
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE UNIVERSITY TO PRESENT BIBLE STUDY PREVIEW ON ROMANS AUG. 2

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s School of Theology and Church Relations Council will present the January Bible Study Preview of Romans Thursday, Aug. 2 from 12:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at the Ransdell Chapel on campus.

Dr. Douglas Moo, a Blanchard Professor of New Testament at Wheaton Graduate School in Wheaton, Ill., will be the leader of the study.

“We are honored to have Dr. Moo visit our campus and lead the study,” said Dr. John Hurtgen, dean of the School of Theology and professor. “Dr. Moo will be previewing Paul’s longest and powerful letter to the Romans. We invite everyone to come learn more about this book of the Bible.”

Moo has served on the faculty at Wheaton since 2000. For over 20 years, Moo’s ministry was based at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Ill.

Hurtgen said Moo claims inspiration from the great theologian Johann Albrecht Bengel’s words: “Apply yourself wholly to the text; apply the text wholly to yourself.”

“He has applied himself to the Biblical text by writing commentaries on James, 2 Peter and Jude, and Romans (no less than two commentaries on Romans: NIV Application Commentary and New International Commentary on the New Testament),” said Hurtgen.

He has served on the Committee on Bible Translation, the group of scholars charged with revising the text of the NIV and with producing the TNIV.

Registration for the January Bible Study Preview is from 12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Ransdell Chapel foyer. There will be greetings from the School of Theology, prayer and praise and introduction of Moo at 1 p.m.

Sessions are from 1:15 p.m. until 2:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. until 4:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. until 8:15 p.m. Dinner is from 6 p.m. until 6:45 p.m. The sessions end at 8:30 p.m.
The public is invited to attend. The only cost is $10 for a dinner Aug. 2. For more information and to register, contact Betty Hatfield in the School of Theology at (270) 789-5029 or mehatfield@campbellsville.edu.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his ninth year as president.