February 26, 27, and 28, 2017

Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer

Associate Professor of New Testament, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Austin, TX

    The 20th Annual Duerr Lecture Series - 2017  
Dates: February 26, 27, and 28, 2017
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Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer
Associate Professor of New Testament
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary - Austin, TX

Dr. Aymer’s lectures “From Babel to Pentecost: Postmodernism, Christians and Scripture,” will look at ways in which postmodernity challenges all Christians and shakes our concretized foundations while calling us to be more faithfully, more deeply, and more passionately engaged both with the Christian scriptures and with the provisional, partial, contextual theologies that arise in Christian communities. Dr. Aymer holds the B. A. degree in US History from Harvard University, the M.Div. and the Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity, from Union Theological Seminary in New York.

Prior to joining the faculty at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Dr. Aymer was Associate Professor of New Testament at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, GA, from 2004 - 2015. Known for a presentation style which has been described as colorful, full of wisdom and humor, she is often in demand as speaker and preacher and has presented lectures for The Covenant Network of the Presbyterian Church National Gathering, at St. Philip in 2010, and served as Baccalaureate Preacher at Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA, in 2015. Books published include James: Diaspora Rhetorics of a Friend of God, Phoenix Guides to the New Testament, Sheffield Phoenix, 2015, and First Pure, Then Peaceable: Frederick Douglass, Darkness and the Epistle of James, Library of New Testament Studies, London, T & T Clark, 2008. In addition to numerous other publications, Dr. Aymer authored the award winning Confessing the Beatitudes, Horizons Bible Study, 2011.

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