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Religion News

Biblical poem focus of lecture by scripture specialist

Christina Bucher, Ph.D., will discuss the ancient text of the Song of Songs at 7:30 p.m. on Feb. 4 in the Heim Science Building, Room G-9, on the campus of Lycoming College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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M.B. Rich professor of religion publishes book in Russian

Dr. Richard Hughes, M.B. Rich professor of religion, had his 10th book, “Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex,” published in Russia. Mikhail Melnikov, the translator, is a clinical psychologist who collected Hughes’ papers for this book to promote Szondi studies in the Russian Federation.

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Archaeology professor featured in ABC series

Lycoming College's Dr. William Dever, distinguished visiting professor of archaeology, was a featured scholar in "Back to the Beginning," a two-part series that aired on ABC Dec. 21 and 28. During the series, correspondent Christiane Amanpour retraced some of the stories and mysteries of the Bible as she explored places that are common to Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

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Religion professor releases new book

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Dr. Richard Hughes, Lycoming College M.B. Rich professor of religion, recently completed his ninth book, "Religion, Law and the Present Water Crisis." Published by Peter Lang Publishing Inc., copies  are available for pre-order through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and other authorized sellers.

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Archaeologist to present "David and Solomon - Dead or Alive?"

The Lycoming College Archaeology Department will host biblical archaeologist Dr. Garth Gilmour of the University of Oxford for a free, public lecture, titled "David and Solomon: Dead or Alive?" on Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11.

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Archaeology program completes expedition in Cyprus

The Lycoming College Archaeology Program has announced its completion of the 2012 expedition of Idalion, Cyprus. Dr. Pamela Gaber, professor of archaeology and Judaic studies and director of Lycoming's field school, led the project from June 25- Aug. 10.

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Holmes to discuss "God and the White House"

Lycoming College will host Dr. David L. Holmes, author and professor of religious studies emeritus at the College of William and Mary, for a free public lecture, titled "God and the White House: Religion and the Presidency in American History," on Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. During his two-day visit to Lycoming, Holmes also plans to speak at a variety of courses in history, political science and religion.

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Professor to teach archaeology and Biblical studies at Beijing University

Dr. William G. Dever, distinguished visiting professor of Near Eastern studies at Lycoming College, has been invited to give a one-month short course in the archaeology of Israel and Biblical studies at Beijing University in China as a visiting professor in the department of history. This is the first time that a Western scholar has been invited to teach such subjects in China.

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