Princeton, NJ, September 22, 2009–Princeton Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Randall C. Zachman, professor of reformation studies at the University of Notre Dame, to campus October 19 through 22 when he delivers the annual Warfield Lectures. The lecture series, titled “Ravished with Wonder: John Calvin and the God Who Is Love,” will include six lectures given in the Main Lounge of the Seminary’s Mackay Campus Center. The schedule of lectures is as follows:Monday, October 19, 7:00 p.m.Lecture I: “The Beauty and Terror of the Universe: John Calvin and Blaise Pascal”Tuesday, October 20, 12:45 p.m.Lecture II: “The Bond and Critique of All Social Union: John Calvin and Soren Kierkegaard”Tuesday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.Lecture III: “The One Elect People among All Nations: John Calvin and Karl Barth”Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.Lecture IV: “The Restoration of Israel by Gospel and Law: John Calvin and Ezra the Scribe”Thursday, October 22, 12:45 p.m.Lecture V: “The Comfort and Challenge of Love: John Calvin and Soren Kierkegaard”Thursday, October 22, 7:00 p.m.Lecture VI: “Hoping for All Others, Fearing for Myself: John Calvin and Julian of Norwich”
Zachman has a B.A. from Colgate University (1975); an M.Div. from Yale Divinity School (1980); and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Divinity School (1990). His area of interest is the history of Christian thought from the Reformation period to the present. He is the author of Image and Word in the Theology of John Calvin (2007), John Calvin as Teacher, Pastor, and Theologian: The Shape of His Writing and Thought (2006), and The Assurance of Faith: Conscience in the Theology of Martin Luther and John Calvin (2005). He has coedited Conciliation and Confession (2004), and has edited John Calvin and Roman Catholicism: Critique and Engagement, Then and Now (2008). He is coeditor with Brad Gregory of the North American contribution to the Archive for Reformation History. The Warfield Lectures are named in honor of Annie Kinkead Warfield, wife of Dr. Benjamin Breckenridge Warfield, distinguished professor of theology at the Seminary from 1887 to 1921. The lectures are free and open to the public. Please call the Office of Communications/Publications at 609.497.7760 for more information or visit www.ptsem.edu. Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812 as the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. It is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 600 students in six graduate degree programs.