The editor of the popular Ryrie Study Bible will be the first speaker in a three-part, weeklong series of academic presentations on the authority and sufficiency of Scripture at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary March 21-22.

Theologian, author and teacher Charles Ryrie will present a two-part colloquium on the history and heritage of the English Bible. Berry Driver, dean of libraries at Southwestern, said Ryrie would be just the first speaker “in a great week of enlightening scholarship.”

“There could be no better beginning for this week of rich theological fellowship than this timely historical commentary on our English Bible tradition,” Driver said. Events during the week are as follows:

  • Ryrie will speak March 21-22 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the archives study area of the seminary’s A. Webb Roberts Library (northeast corner of the second floor).
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will present the 2006 Day-Higginbotham Lectures March 23-24. Mohler will lecture on the sufficiency of Scripture. He also will speak in chapel March 23. Chapel begins at 10:50 a.m. in Truett Auditorium.
  • Southwestern Seminary will host the regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society March 24-25. Craig Blaising, the seminary’s provost and executive vice president, will preside over the meeting. Blaising is president of ETS.

Ryrie earned the master of theology and a doctor of theology degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a doctor of philosophy degree from the University of Edinburgh. He was awarded a doctor of letters degree by Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Va.

Ryrie previously served as president of Philadelphia College of Bible (now Philadelphia Biblical University) and was chair of the Department of Systematic Theology and dean of doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. Ryrie has written numerous books on various theological topics, although he is best known for his Ryrie Study Bible.

Driver noted that of all of Ryrie’s academic study, the history and heritage of the English Bible is his greatest love. “It should be very helpful to students,” Driver said. “He is an authority.”

Mohler is a popular speaker and Christian commentator. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., and the master of divinity degree and doctor of philosophy degrees from Southern Seminary. Mohler is frequently quoted in the "The New York Times," "The Wall Street Journal," "USA Today," "The Washington Post" and "The Dallas Morning News." He has appeared on such national news programs as CNN’s “Larry King Live,” NBC’s “Today Show” and “Dateline NBC,” ABC’s “Good Morning America,” “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” on PBS, MSNBC’s “Scarborough Country” and Fox’s “The O’Reilly Factor.”