Professor Jeremy Hyman will be the next guest lecturer in the Ernest W. Grilk Bible Lecture Series. His lecture will take place at Highlands United Methodist Church in Bella Vista on March 5 at 3:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Professor Hyman is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. His primary area of research is the 17th century French philosopher, Rene Descartes, specifically the emergence of Cartesian metaphysics as an alternative to the then-prevailing medieval Aristotelian world view. In addition, Mr. Hyman has taught Biblical Hebrew on the college level, and has maintained an Old Testament bible study group, weekly, for the last twenty years. The lecture will be titled “How Should We Regard Semitic Sources for the Psalms?” He’ll consider two specific Psalms, numbers 29 and 93, in their Babylonian and Canaanite historical context, and discuss what lessons should be learned about our own faith-commitments from their historical antecedents. Participation of attendees will be welcome. This is a free educational event open to everyone in the community!