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Personal Collection of Noted Scholar to Reside at Gordon-Conwell

November 22, 2011

Leading biblical scholar and Charlotte native, Dr. Ben Witherington, III, will speak at a Christmas chapel on the Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary Charlotte campus on December 2. The chapel will be followed by the dedication of a collection of books to the seminary from Dr. Witherington’s personal library.

Dr. Witherington, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, is one of the top evangelical biblical scholars in the world. He is also on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland, and has taught at Ashland Theological Seminary, Vanderbilt University, Duke Divinity School and Gordon-Conwell. A popular lecturer, Witherington has presented seminars for churches, colleges and biblical meetings nationally and internationally.

Often interviewed by the media, Dr. Witherington has appeared on the History Channel, NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, The Discovery Channel, A&E and the PAX Network. He has written more than 40 books, including The Jesus Quest and The Paul Quest, both of which were selected as top biblical studies works by Christianity Today. Dr. Witherington holds an M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England.

The Witherington collection, consisting of 4,500 books, will join the Robert C. Cooley Collection among the specialized resources of the Robert C. Cooley Center for Early Christianity at the Charlotte campus, which is dedicated to exploring the historical foundations of the Christian faith.