Published on March 13, 2019 by Sean Flynt  
Moo Douglas

Samford University’s Department of Religion will host celebrated New Testament scholar Douglas Moo April 4 for the 2019 Robbins Lectures, which bring distinguished scholars to Samford to address the intersection of scholarship and Christian living. 

Moo is the Kenneth T. Wessner Professor of New Testament at Wheaton College and Chair of the Committee on Translation for the New International Version of the Bible. He is known especially for his commentaries and other writings on the apostle Paul, and for his leadership on the NIV translation committee. 

Moo’s most recent book, co-authored with son Jonathan, is Creation Care: A Biblical Theology of the Natural World, part of the Biblical Theology for Life series published by Zondervan. The two free public lectures at Samford April 4 will highlight the subjects of creation and translation.

Creation and New Creation: From Eschatology to Ethics
Reid Chapel, 10 a.m.

The Translation Triangle: Reflections from an NIV Translator
Brock Forum (Dwight Beeson Hall 131), 3 p.m. Samford convocation credit is available for both lectures.

The Robbins 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 29 years he was professor of New Testament and Greek at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. After retirement he taught for an additional 14 years at his alma mater, Mississippi College. He authored many books on the Bible, particularly the Book of Revelation.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.