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Dr. Kindalee De Long

Pepperdine University, California, USA

Kindy Pfremmer De Long is Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Religion and Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Development at Pepperdine University. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame in Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, with a specialization in the New Testament, and an M.Div. from Pepperdine University. She has published the book Surprised by God: Praise Responses in the Narrative of Luke-Acts (2007), as well as chapters and articles on the Gospels of Luke and Matthew, Acts of the Apostles, the letters of Paul, Daniel, Tobit, Joseph and Aseneth, and 4 Ezra. She is currently writing a commentary on the Gospel of Luke. A long-time member of the Conejo Valley Church of Christ, she has served in ministry for over twenty-five years, speaking and preaching regularly at retreats, conferences, and churches. She and her husband Ty have two adult children.

Reading Luke’s Story of Jesus and the Way

God chose narrative as a central form of revelation in scripture. Taking this form seriously, how do we become better readers of story, and how do we apply what we learn from ancient stories to our world today? This class will provide useful tools for reading and studying New Testament narrative, looking closely at examples from Luke and Acts. It will explore such narrative dynamics as structure, language, characterization, social/cultural dynamics, plot, and intertextuality (how stories interact with each other). The class will also consider how paying close attention to Luke’s story not only helps us appreciate scripture more fully but also shapes our lives of faith today.

Friday, February 25th

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM




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