Louis Stulman, Ph.D., University of Findlay professor of religious studies, will be the DeBow and Catherine Freed Contemporary Lecture Series’ first speaker of the academic season.
Stulman’s lecture, “My Father was a Syrian Refugee,” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 at Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium.
Based on Deuteronomy 26:5, the lecture will explore the biblical call to hospitality and openness to others.
Stulman earned his master’s degree and Ph.D. from Drew University, and completed post-doctoral studies at the University of Michigan. He is an Old Testament expert, particularly regarding the Book of Jeremiah and other biblical prophets, having authored numerous books and articles on those topics. His contributions on trauma, suffering and war have greatly contextualized and informed the understanding of hope and resilience pertaining to contemporary global upheavals.
This event, and all others in the Freed Contemporary Lecture Series, are free and open to the public.