Timothy George to speak at Charleston First Baptist’s Hamrick Lectures

Timothy George, dean and professor of divinity, history and doctrine at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., will be the featured speaker at the 19th John A. Hamrick Lectures at First Baptist Church of Charleston, Jan. 19-20.

At 5 p.m. on Jan. 19, George’s topic will be “William Tyndale and the First English Bible.” He will be introduced by Malcolm Clark, retired professor of the College of Charleston. At 10 a.m. on Jan. 20, his topic will be “Barth, Bonhoeffer and the Barmen Declaration.” He will be introduced by Michael Bryant, dean of the School of Christian Studies at Charleston Southern University.

David Templeton, minister of music and worship at First Baptist Church, will provide special music. Each session will also include a question-and-answer period. George will sign copies of his books.

George’s book, “Theology of the Reformers,” is the standard textbook on Reformation theology in many schools and seminaries and has been translated into many languages. The revised edition is now available.

George is a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard University. He and his wife, Denise, are the parents of two adult children.

The lectures were established to honor the work and life of John A. Hamrick, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church and the founding president of what is now Charleston Southern University. The lectures are free. Parking is located at 48 Meeting Street across the street from the Russell House.