Garrett-Evangelical News

Jack R. Lundbom to Join Faculty as Distinguished Visiting Scholar

EVANSTON, Illinois, August 2011 - Dr. Jack R. Lundbom will be joining the faculty of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Jack_LundbomA well-published scholar, Dr. Lundbom is an internationally respected authority on Jeremiah. He has also explored topics in Deuteronomy, the Prophets, rhetorical criticism, and Hebrew.  Some of his most well-known works include the three-volume commentary Jeremiah (1999-2004) in the Anchor Yale Bible Commentary Series and Jeremiah: A Study in Ancient Hebrew Rhetoric (1997). He also has a commentary on Deuteronomy that is scheduled to be published in 2013.

Dr. Lundbom was previously the Visiting Professor of Old Testament at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong. He has also been a visiting scholar at numerous other institutions, including University of Chicago Divinity School, Universität Tübingen, Cambridge University, and Harvard Divinity School.  Dr. Lundbom has also been honored as a National Endowment for Humanities Fellow, an Albright Senior Fellow, and a Senior Fulbright Professor. He received his PhD from Graduate Theological Union in 1973 and was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church (of America) in 1979.

“We are delighted that Dr. Lundbom will be joining us as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar for the upcoming academic year,” said Garrett-Evangelical President Philip Amerson.  “He is a prolific scholar whose commentary on Jeremiah is highly regarded.  Certainly the students and the entire Garrett-Evangelical community will benefit by having Jack join us in our work."

When asked about the opportunity to come to Garrett-Evangelical, Dr. Lundbom said, “I am very much looking forward to joining the Garrett-Evangelical community in the coming academic year. I have known of this seminary all my life and have had a long-standing admiration for its faculty, some of whom trained my own teachers at North Park Theological Seminary.  For me it will be a ‘coming home,’ of sorts, as I was born and grew up in Chicago, just south of Evanston.”

Dr. Lundbom and his wife, Linda, will be arriving in Evanston in late August.  He will be teaching a course on Jeremiah in the fall semester and Deuteronomy in the spring.

Garrett-Evangelical, founded in 1853, is a graduate school of theology related to The United Methodist Church. Located on the campus of Northwestern University, the seminary serves more than 400 students from many denominations and cultural backgrounds, fostering an atmosphere of ecumenical interaction. Garrett-Evangelical creates bold leaders through master of divinity, master of arts, master of theological studies, doctor of philosophy and doctor of ministry degrees. Its 4,500 living alumni serve church and society around the world.

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