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LRU's Institute for Faith and Learning welcomes Holly Taylor Coolman
LRU's Institute for Faith and Learning welcomes Holly Taylor Coolman

Lenoir-Rhyne University's Institute for Faith and Learning (IFL) will continue its 2016-17 Speaker Series with a presentation by Dr. Holly Taylor Coolman on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in Grace Chapel.

Coolman is a professor of theology at Providence College in Rhode Island. A doctoral graduate from Duke University, her areas of expertise include Christology, ecclesiology, Christian theologies of Judaism, and Jewish-Christian relations.

Her research has drawn upon the thought of Thomas Aquinas and John Calvin to argue for a thoroughly Christological account of the Mosaic Law. Her recent research continues to explore Christian theologies of the Jewish people and convergences and divergences within the household of faith.

Coolman's presentation is titled, "Siblings and Rivalry: Considering Jewish-Christian Engagement on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation." Her discussion will consider both the history of Jewish-Christian relations and the best of contemporary thinking in this area to explain the ongoing relationship between Protestants and Catholics.

For more information, visit lr.edu/publicevents or contact Jonathan Schwiebert, LR Professor of Religious Studies at jonathan.schwiebert@lr.edu or 828.328-7184.

The Lenoir-Rhyne Institute for Faith and Learning endeavors to provide programming that will contribute to and enrich "a culture of the intellect" that is theologically based. Its programs are directed at Christians of all traditions.