Three members of Candler’s emeriti faculty are teaming up on November 8 at 2:00 p.m. EST for a joint Hoffmann | Eiesland Lecture focused on unpacking grief and resiliency in the Book of Job.

Luther SmithKaren ScheibCarol NewsomCharles Howard Candler Professor Emerita of Old Testament Carol A. Newsom and Professor Emerita of Pastoral Care and Pastoral Theology Karen D. Scheib will present “The Resiliency of Job: Finding a Way Through Loss and Grief.” Professor Emeritus of Church and Community Luther E. Smith, Jr. will serve as moderator. The lecture is free and open to the public, with registration required.

The event is made possible by the Manfred Hoffmann Endowment Fund and the Dr. Nancy L. Eiesland Endowment for Disability Studies, each named for a former Candler faculty member.

The Hoffmann Endowment Fund was created by Peachtree Road United Methodist Church to honor the legacy of Professor Emeritus of Church History and Historical Theology Manfred Hoffmann, who served on the Candler faculty for 37 years and was the longtime theologian-in-residence at Peachtree Road. Hoffmann died in 2017.

Named for late Candler professor Nancy Eiesland, who passed away in 2009, the Dr. Nancy L. Eiesland Endowment for Disability Studies supports scholarly activities to encourage and promote interdisciplinary scholarship in disability studies, including lectures or conferences at Emory University.

This lecture is presented in partnership with Peachtree Road United Methodist Church.