Ashland Theological Seminary to Offer Public Lecture

11/10/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Dr. Edith M. Humphrey, the William F. Orr professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, will speak on “The Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven” at an Ashland Theological Seminary public lecture Dec. 1 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Ronk Memorial Chapel on the ATS campus.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Dr. Humphrey received her doctorate from McGill University, Montréal, and was music director at an Anglican parish in Ottawa (while also lecturing at several Canadian universities) before moving to Pittsburgh. Married to her husband Chris for 36 years, she is a mother of three grown-up daughters, and has five grandchildren, with another on the way.

Her earliest formation was in the Salvation Army, and then, after 25 years of service in the Anglican Communion, she was received into the Orthodox Church (Antiochian jurisdiction) on Pentecost 2009. One of her joys is continued service among various Christian communities and in different academic contexts. She is the author of numerous articles and several books, including “Ecstasy and Intimacy: When the Holy Spirit Meets the Human Spirit” (Eerdmans); “And I Turned to See the Voice: The Rhetoric of Vision in the New Testament” (Baker Academic); “Grand Entrance: Worship on Earth as in Heaven” (Brazos); and “What You Have Received: What the Scripture Really Says About Tradition” (Baker, forthcoming).

A book table will be available at the event.

Ashland Theological Seminary is a graduate division of Ashland University. With campuses in Ashland, Detroit, Cleveland and Columbus, Ashland Theological Seminary integrates theological education with Christ-centered transformation as it equips men and women for ministry in the church and the world.