Beecher Lectures

The Lyman Beecher Lectureship was founded in 1871 by a gift from Henry W. Sage of Brooklyn, NY, as a memorial to the great divine whose name it bears, to sponsor an annual series of lectures on a topic appropriate to the work of the ministry.  The income of this fund is used for an annual series of lectures on a topic appropriate to the work of ministry. 

Charles L. Campbell
“The Scandal of the Gospel: Preaching and the Grotesque”

Charles L. Campbell is Professor of Homiletics at Duke Divinity School.  An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), Dr. Campbell has degrees from Hendrix College, Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, Yale Divinity School, and Duke University (Ph.D.).

Dr. Campbell grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas.  From 1982-1988 he served as pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Stuttgart, Arkansas.  Before coming to Duke in 2009, he was Peter Marshall Professor of Homiletics at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia.    

A former president of the Academy of Homiletics, Campbell has lectured and preached widely, both in the United States and internationally.  His articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Homiletic, Interpretation, and Theology Today.  He is the author or co-author of five books, most recently 1 Corinthians, a theological commentary in Westminster John Knox’s Belief series.

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