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Author, Scholar Named E. Hervey Evans Distinguished Fellow at St. Andrews


St. Andrews Presbyterian College has named Dr. Philip Jenkins, author of The Next Christendom, the 2008-2009 E. Hervey Evans Distinguished Fellow for his years of scholarship in the areas of globalization and Christianity. In nearly 30 years at Pennsylvania State University, Jenkins has published more than 20 books and approximately 120 book chapters and referenced articles.

Laurinburg, NC, March 13, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Author, scholar named E. Hervey Evans Distinguished Fellow at St. Andrews
St. Andrews Presbyterian College has named Dr. Philip Jenkins, author of The Next Christendom, the 2008-2009 E. Hervey Evans Distinguished Fellow for his years of scholarship in the areas of globalization and Christianity.

In nearly 30 years at Pennsylvania State University, Jenkins has published more than 20 books and approximately 120 book chapters and referenced articles. He has also delivered more than 100 papers to scholarly gatherings and professional associations. Among his presentations are Globalization and the Transformation of Christianity to the Foreign Policy Research Institute and The Competition for Converts between Christianity and Islam at the Harvard Academy Seminar on Globalization and Culture. He has also spoken frequently on aspects of global Christianity and the expansion of Christianity in the global South.

He received his B.A. in History and Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic Studies, M.A. and Ph.D. in History from the University of Cambridge.

Dr. Philip Jenkins

Jenkins will begin his Evans related schedule by providing the guest sermon at the worship service at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 19.

A public dinner in his honor will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 20 in the Belk Main Room of the William Henry Belk College Center at St. Andrews. The official E. Hervey Evans Distinguished Fellowship Lecture will follow at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public, but reservations are requested, as space is limited. To make a reservation, call 910-277-5258 or vanhoosert@sapc.edu.

Currently the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Humanities at Pennsylvania State University, Jenkins will also be a part of the consultation on globalization and diversity national project, providing closed lectures to invited guests during his visit.

Dr. Daniel Ott, assistant professor of religious studies, leads both projects for St. Andrews.

“The (Globalization) Team of St. Andrews, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary (Women’s Center), Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, the First Presbyterian Church in Durham and the First Presbyterian Church in Palo Alto, Calif., will engage in self-evaluation of its member institutions around issues of multiculturalism, share best practices and resources, and investigate current scholarship regarding issues of cultural diversity, global outreach and adaptation to a global and pluralistic context,” Ott said.

The project is administered by the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities and funded by the Lily Endowment.

Named in honor of E. Hervey Evans, the Fellowship recognizes people “who are known for the rigor of their intellect, for the depth and breadth of their concerns and competency, and who have gained broad recognition for their wisdom in relating the humane values of the Judeo-Christian tradition to the pressing issues of our time.”

Past recipients have included the Rev. Vernon Tyson, Thomas Long, James Fowler, Joan Salmon Campbell and Doug Oldenburg.

For more information about the Fellowship or the Globalization Project, please contact Dr. Dan Ott at 910-277-3977.

About St. Andrews Presbyterian College
An innovative and bold academic venture to an interdisciplinary curriculum, a highly acclaimed college press, an award-winning pipe band, national champion equestrian teams, and first-rate scholarship have marked the distinctive character of St. Andrews. In addition to classes on the main campus, adult learners also choose the Center for Adult and Professional Studies opportunities through St. Andrews @ Sandhills and St. Andrews Online.

On Aug. 29, 1958, the merger between Presbyterian Junior College and Flora Macdonald College became official with the formation St. Andrews Presbyterian College in Laurinburg, N.C. Further information may be obtained by visiting the College's website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198 or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.

About The Learning House, Inc.
In early 2008, St. Andrews Presbyterian College initiated a partnership with The Learning House, Inc. to assist in the development and unveiling of its online campus. The Learning House is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities offer and manage their online education programs. The company provides a total online campus solution to each of its clients, including online course development and publishing, learning management system customization and hosting, online program marketing, 24/7 technology support, faculty and staff training, online education infrastructure and consulting. The Learning House provides online learning services to more than 60 accredited institutions of higher education. For more information about the company, please visit www.learninghouse.com.

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