by Austin Painter
Dr. Doug Burleson and Dr. Mark Blackwelder, both faculty members in FHU’s Bible department, recently presented papers at the 64th annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Dr. Doug Burleson presented a paper entitled “Scribal Traits in Direct-Copy New Testament MSS.” His paper looked at the data from the study of several direct-copy manuscript pairs and one closely related pair. “The topic of scribal traits in the copying of New Testament manuscripts is currently hotly debated as different scholars see varying levels of theological as well as social and gender agendas entering into the copying process,” Dr. Burleson said. He then concluded that no widespread “corruption” of the text was discernible; however, he found that some intentional variant readings were produced by the individual scribes.
Dr. Mark Blackwelder, presented a paper entitled “A Comparison of Thomas Aquinas and Huldrych Zwingli on the Providence of God.” The lecture was a part of the church history-general studies track.
Annual participants in the conference come from theological schools and seminaries across the country. Two other members of the FHU Bible faculty attended the conference, Dr. Billy Smith, Dean of the School of Biblical Studies, and Dr. Roy Sharp, Professor of Bible.
To learn more about the Evangelical Theological Society, visit etsjets.org.
To learn more about Dr. Doug Burleson, Dr. Mark Blackwelder, and other faculty members, visit faculty.fhu.edu.