'Not by Bread Alone': Justification and the Christian Hope

Michael McClymond


Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Theology,
Emory University's Candler School of Theology


Ph.D., Yale University, 1995 
Th.M., The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1991
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary, 1989
B.A., Trinity College, 1984

Worship Service

Nov. 1, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
"What Jesus Wouldn't Do"
Eph. 1:11-23
Beeson Divinity School, Hodges Chapel


Both lectures are held in Beeson Divinity School, N-101.

Lecture One

Nov. 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
"The Lord of Glory"

Lecture Two

Nov. 3, 11 a.m.–12 p.m.
"The Hope of Glory"

Lecturer Biography

A Lutheran lay theologian, Ian McFarland began his teaching career at the University of Aberdeen and served as Regius Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge from 2015-2019.  He is currently Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Theology at Emory University's Candler School of Theology, where his research and teaching focus on Christology, eschatology, theological anthropology and the doctrine of creation. His books include In Adams' Fall: A Meditation on the Doctrine of Original Sin, From Nothing: A Theology of Creation and The Word Made Flesh: A Theology of the Incarnation.

About the Reformation Heritage Lectures

Each year, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University sponsors the Reformation Heritage Lectures during Reformation Week. The Protestant Reformation of the sixteenth century was a tremendous movement of spiritual and ecclesial renewal, which called the church back to its biblical and evangelical roots.

We desire to be not merely a church once and for all reformed, but a church reformed and always reforming: Ecclesia semper reformanda! We respect the warranted wisdom of the past, for only from it can we learn to be faithful shapers of the future under the lordship of Jesus Christ.

Services are open to the public free of charge.