KWC to Host Duke Divinity School Professor

Owensboro, Ky. (February 14, 2013) – Kentucky Wesleyan College will host a lecture, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself,” presented by Anathea Portier-Young, Ph.D., on Wednesday, February 20, and Thursday, February 21, at 7 p.m. in Rogers Hall at the Winchester Center. Dr. Portier-Young is an associate professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School. She will discuss “Honoring the Image of God: Old Testament Resources for Self-Care” the first night and “Confronting Violence in Our Scriptures and in Our World” on the second night.  The lectures are free and open to the public.


Dr. Portier-Young earned a B.A. in classics from Yale University, an M.A. in biblical languages from Graduate Theological Union and a Ph.D. in religion from Duke University. Her research and teaching focus on Second Temple Judaism, ancient apocalyptic literature, biblical traditions of violence and nonviolence, the interrelation of gender, ethnicity, identity and the body and the relation of all these to the project of biblical theology. Her book, “Apocalypse Against Empire,” won the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise. She is currently writing “The Theology of the Book of Daniel” for Cambridge University Press.


The Edward L. Beavin Memorial Lectures honor the memory of Dr. Beavin by bringing outstanding scholars in the field of biblical literature to the campus of Kentucky Wesleyan College. Dr. Beavin was a 1950 graduate of the College and returned to KWC to teach after he received his Ph.D. in Old Testament from Vanderbilt University in 1957. He was an ordained member of the United Methodist Church, and he preached and led special studies in many area churches, taking his skills and knowledge far beyond the boundaries of the academy. He was Chair of the Department of Religion and Philosophy at KWC.


For more information, contact Dr. Meredith Minister at 270-852-3224 or

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