Ray Frank Robbins

This lectureship was established in 2008 to honor the memory of the Rev. Dr. Ray Frank Robbins (1915-2003), who served as a professor of religion at Samford University (then Howard College) from 1946 to 1952. For the next twenty-nine years, he was a professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After retirement, he taught for an additional fourteen years at his alma mater, Mississippi College. He authored many books on the Bible, particularly the Book of Revelation. The Robbins Lectureship brings distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living. It is hosted each spring by Samford's Department of  Biblical and Religious Studies.

Upcoming  Lecture 

  • Gina Zurlo, a scholar and historian of mission and world Christianity, will deliver the Department of Biblical and Religious Studies 2024 Robbins Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 22.  She will give two lectures and lead a lunch and learn in the Rotunda Club on themes related to her most recent book, "Global Christianity: A Guide to the World’s Largest Religion from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe." Learn More

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