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Princeton Seminary professor to discuss salvation and belonging at Milligan

MILLIGAN, Tenn. (May 12, 2021) — Emmanuel Christian Seminary at Milligan University welcomes Rev. Dr. Eric Barreto, Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, for a lecture, “Jesus at the Table: Belonging and Salvation in the Gospel of Luke.”

The lecture will take place in the Gregory Center at Milligan University on Monday, May 24, at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The event will follow Milligan’s COVID-19 safety protocols, and masks will be required inside the Gregory Center.

Funding for this lecture is generously supplied by the Ross-Smith Lectures in Pastoral Care.

Barreto’s lecture will uncover how the Gospel of Luke helps spark a wider imagination about what salvation might mean. Barreto will discuss how salvation is not just in the future but in the present. His lecture will also explore how eating and drinking at all kinds of tables with a variety of people are a defining characteristic of Jesus’ ministry and message about salvation in the Gospel of Luke.

Barreto earned a bachelor’s degree in religion from Oklahoma Baptist University, his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and his doctorate in New Testament from Emory University. He previously served as associate professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary and also taught as an adjunct professor at the Candler School of Theology and McAfee School of Theology.

As a Baptist minister, Barreto has pursued scholarship for the sake of the church, and he regularly writes for and teaches in faith communities around the country. Barreto specializes in exploring diverse and multicultural identities within the New Testament to illustrate the wide reach of the early church movement. He has served as a leader in the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium and is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion.

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Posted by on May 12, 2021.