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Spirit in the Former Prophets - April 2024

Join us for the last edition of the Book Club in the historic building of Kendrick Library on Wednesday, April 10th, 2024 at 3:00 pm. Our guest speaker and author Dr. Rick Wadholm, Jr. will present his own book, based on his PhD dissertation, The Theology of the Spirit in the Former Prophets: A Pentecostal Perspective. 

The name “Former Prophets” derives from Jewish tradition and serves in the Hebrew Bible as the designation for the Books of Joshua, Judges, 1–2 Samuel, and 1–2 Kings.  "Rick Wadholm, Jr provides the most comprehensive study of the role of the Spirit in the Former Prophets to date." 

Summary of the book as provided by the author.

Bring your friends, colleagues, students, and enjoy socializing with them and Dr. Wadholm!  Everyone is welcome!


Oral Roberts and the Rise of the Prosperity Gospel - November 2023

Join us for the #EULibraries Book Club - Tuesday, November 7, 2023 @ 3:30 pm in the Kendrick Library.

We will be discussing Oral Roberts and the Rise of the Prosperity Gospel with our guest speaker Dr. Martin Mittlestadt!

"Few Americans could captivate an audience or sell them the gospel like Oral Roberts. This engaging and original biography demonstrates how Roberts reshaped the Christian faith to reach a consumer culture during the television age."

Bring your friends, colleagues, students, family and enjoy socializing with them and Dr. Mittlestadt!  Everyone is welcome!

Virtue Hermeneutics - September 2023

Join us for the Book Club with Dr. Robert Eby, who will present his book Virtue Hermeneutics: New Horizons in Textual Understanding on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023, at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library.  The book can be checked out from the AGTS Library. Bring your questions and curiosity! Bring your friends, colleagues, students and enjoy socializing with them and the author. Everyone is welcome!  

"Contemporary hermeneutics is an unavoidable, but deeply troubled, discipline. At the root of the problem is the classic epistemological question, "What makes an interpretation justifiable?" Since the beginning of Modernity, interpreters have offered multiplied answers to this question. ...Ultimately, a justified understanding is one that virtuously engages the author, the text, and all reading communities. The illuminating work of the Holy Spirit in hermeneutics takes on a refreshing and meaning-filled place when readers readmit intellectual virtues into the discussion."

Two Millennia of Memorable Christian Women - October 2022















Join us for the Book Club with our honorable guests Ruth and Stanley Burgess, Professors Emeriti, on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library. They will present a book they co-edited and co-wrote in 2020 - Two Millennia of Memorable Christian Women: Showing Strength Without Power.  In this volume, "the authors celebrate a wide variety of such female heroines, drawn from early Christian, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, Pentecostal and Charismatic groups, as well as a sprinkling of so-called "heretical" individuals. These women often have become saints, martyrs, visionaries, missionaries, and spiritual voices-models to all generations."

Bring your questions and curiosity!

The Book of Leviticus - March 2022

Join us for the next edition of the Book Club on Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 3:00 pm in Kendrick Library.  Our special guest speaker will be  Prof. Roger Cotton, the AGTS long-standing, top-notch expert on the Old Testament

We will be discussing The Book of Leviticus, which has strongly influenced Prof. Cotton's life and career. Recommended commentaries can be found in the EU Libraries: 

Sklar, Jay. Leviticus: an Introduction and Commentary. InterVarsity Press, 2014. 

Wenham, Gordon. The Book of Leviticus. W.B. Eerdmans, 1979.

In addition, find out how the first chapter of Leviticus was unearthed and deciphered!  Watch segments 10 and 12 from Dead Sea Scroll Detectives (2019) in Films on Demand database (you will need your log-in credentials if you access it from off-campus):

10. Synagogue of Ein Gedi (04:07)

12. Who forged the scrolls? (07:30)


Surrendered and Unafraid - March 2022

Join us for the next edition of the Book Club on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library. 

Our guest speaker will be the EU President, Dr. Mike Rakes!

We will be discussing his latest book Surrendered and Unafraid: the Flourishing of Faith During Seasons of Suffering.

The book is available at the AGTS Library.

Bring your questions and enjoy socializing with friends and colleagues!

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - November 2021

Homo DeusJoin us for the resumed edition of the Book Club on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm in Kendrick Library. We will be discussing Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow - a New York Times bestseller by Yuval Noah Harari. Our special guest speaker will be Prof. Robert Berg!

Here is a speed summary of this thought-provoking book. 

"Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus."

The book is available at Kendrick Library

Religion and Social Justice - February 2020

Religion and Social JusticeJoin us for the next edition of the Book Club on Wednesday, February 19, 2020, at 3:00 pm, at the Kendrick Library.  We will be discussing religion and social justice based on  The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Religion and Social Justice, edited by Stanley Burgess and Michael Palmer.  Our distinguished speakers will be Prof. Stanley Burgess and Prof. Ruth Burgess.

This is the first publication to offer a comparative study of social justice for each of the major world religions, exploring viewpoints within Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Confucianism, put together by a team of distinguished scholars who provide a comprehensive and comparative account of social justice in the major religious traditions.

The book is available at the AGTS Library.