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The New Testament Interfaith Dialogue Series

For the last three years, the John A. Widtsoe Foundation has organized interfaith Christian dialogue events focusing on the teachings of the New Testament. These meetings gathered scholars from across the country, representing eight different Christian traditions, to discuss their interpretations of scripture passages to foster a greater understanding, appreciation, and fellowship among the Christian community. All the videos from this series can be viewed below or online at the John A. Widtsoe YouTube Channel.

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Helen Williams

Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University

Helen Williams (African Methodist Episcopal) is dean of the graduate school of education and psychology at Pepperdine University and an ordained elder in the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in educational leadership at the University of Delaware, where she focused on internationalizing the community college. Her present scholarship focuses on education leadership, particularly as it relates to both technology and women.

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Carlos Campo

President of Ashland University

Carlos Campo (Hispanic Evangelical) is the president of Ashland University in Ohio. He is a leading voice in the American Hispanic Evangelical community, including serving as the chair of the Hispanic Education Alliance of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. He is also an educational consultant for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.

Speakers

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Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook

Dean of Faculty at Claremont School of Theology

Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook (Episcopal) is a professor of practical theology and religious education, as well as vice president of academic affairs and dean of faculty, at Claremont School of Theology. She earned an MTS from Harvard Divinity School, an MDiv from Episcopal Divinity School, an EdD from Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, and her Ph.D. from Boston College. She is a priest of the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and has been active as a professor, scholar, and theological educator for more than 30 years.

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Peter Huff

Chief Missions Officer at Benedictine University

Peter Huff (Roman Catholic) is the chief missions officer at Benedictine University in Illinois. He earned his MDiv at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. in historical theology from Saint Louis University. He has authored material on the history of Christian thought, religious pluralism in the United States, and dialogue among world religions.

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Richard Mouw

President Emeritus and Professor of Faith and Public Life at Fuller Theological Seminary

Richard Mouw (Evangelical Calvinist) is president emeritus and professor of faith and public life at Fuller Theological Seminary. He received his MDiv from Western Theological Seminary and earned a master’s degree in philosophy at the University of Alberta, followed by a Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Chicago. His numerous publications cover topics in Christian theology, civility, and interreligious dialogue.

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Bruce Beck

Director of Religious Studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology

Bruce Beck (Eastern Orthodox) is the assistant professor of New Testament at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and is both interim dean of Hellenic College and director of its religious studies program. Since 2003, he has served as the director of the Pappas Patristic Institute. He received both his MDiv and ThD at Harvard Divinity School, where his area of specialization was New Testament and early Christianity and the history of the interpretation of Scripture.

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Mark Maddix

Dean of the School of Theology and Christian Ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University

Mark Maddix (Nazarene Wesleyan) is a professor of practical theology and dean of the school of theology and Christian ministries at Point Loma Nazarene University. He completed his Ph.D. at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is a frequent speaker in the areas of Christian education, spiritual formation, ministry, and online education.

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Robert Millet

Emeritus Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University

Robert Millet (Latter-day Saint) is the emeritus Richard L. Evans Chair of Religious Understanding at Brigham Young University. He received his PhD from Florida State University in biblical studies and contemporary theology, and his areas of publication include the Joseph Smith Translation of the Bible, as well as Christian history and theology.