Steinert Campus Center
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Fresno, CA 93702
Ryan Schellenberg chairs the Biblical and Religious Studies program at Fresno Pacific. He earned his bachelor’s degree at Canadian Mennonite University, his masters at what is now FPU Biblical Seminary, and his Ph.D at the University of St. Michael’s College of the University of Toronto.
The Apostle Paul’s communication strategies, historically referred to as rhetoric, has been a focus of Schellenberg’s scholarship and writing. In 2013 he published Rethinking Paul’s Rhetorical Education: Comparative Rhetoric and 2 Corinthians 10-13. Early Christianity and Its Literature. (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature). In this session he will share from this recent work.
Council of Senior Professionals
The Fresno Pacific University Council of Senior Professionals was established in 2002 to recognize and encourage continuing contributions by senior university and seminary faculty. The council brings together senior scholars, artists, educators, church leaders and other professionals to pursue mutual interests in an academic community that benefits the university, seminary, church and community.
The mission of the Council of Senior Professionals is to serve as a senior resource group to the sponsoring institutions and the larger church and community, and to support each other as members, both individually and collectively, in pursuit of continuing (a) inquiry and learning, (b) research, writing and other creative work and (c) service to the university and seminary, church and world.
In weekly seminars, members, visiting professionals and others share their work and pursue topics of historical and current interest.