S. Selby, professor of communication at Pepperdine University, will deliver the
lecture series October 29 and 30—
NJ, October 8, 2012–Gary S. Selby, the Blanche E. Seaver
Professor of Communication, and chair of the Graduate Program in Communication
at Pepperdine University, will give three lectures on preaching October 29 and 30
at Princeton Theological Seminary. The lectureship, the Donald Macleod/Short
Hills Community Congregational Church Preaching Lectures, was established by
The Community Congregational Church of Short Hills, New Jersey, in honor of Dr.
Donald Macleod, Princeton Seminary’s Francis Landey Patton Professor of
Preaching and Worship from 1947 to 1988. Inaugurated in October 1992, the
series features, on a biennial basis, two or three lectures by an outstanding
preacher or teacher of preachers.
All lectures will be held in the Main
Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center on the Seminary’s main campus.
The schedule and topics for the lectures
is as follows:
October 29 at 7:00 p.m.—“Performing Theology: Mimesis as Persuasion in Early
October 30 at 3:00 p.m.—“Remapping Worldviews: Contemporary Perspectives on
Tuesday, October 30
at 7:00 p.m.—“Capturing Souls: Preaching from a Poetic Consciousness”
Selby’s academic interests include
• the history of U.S.
• rhetoric and racial conflicts
in U.S. history
• rhetoric and religion
• rhetoric of protest,
• rhetoric of the Civil
• and rhetoric theory and
He is the author of Martin
Luther King and the Rhetoric of Freedom: The Exodus in America’s Struggle with
Civil Rights, and has written numerous reviews and articles.
Selby received a B.A., magna cum laude, from Harding
University, a Th.M. from Harding University’s Graduate School of Religion, and
a Ph.D. in public communications from the University of Maryland.
He is a member of the National Communication
Association, the Western States Communication Association, the Southern States
Communication Association, and the International Society for the History of
The lectures are open to the public and
free of charge. For more information, call 609.497.7760 or visit
Princeton Seminary was established in 1812
by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church as a post-graduate
professional school of theology. Currently celebrating its Bicentennial,
Princeton is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with 500
students in six graduate degree programs.