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Dr. Efrain Agosto to Speak at Costas Lectureship Oct. 3

St. Davids, PA, August 9, 2013: Palmer Theological Seminary and Esperanza College of Eastern University present the 2013 Costas Lectureship on Thursday, October 3, from 12:30 to 3 PM. This annual event will be held at Esperanza College, 4261 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. The lecture will be held in conjunction with the Esperanza Capacity Institute's two-day event.

Dr. Efraín Agosto, Professor of New Testament Studies at New York Theological Seminary, is the guest speaker. His topic is Transforming the City: Lessons from the Apostle Paul and Beyond.

There is no admission charge for this event, which includes a complimentary lunch. Contact Kim Lownes with any questions at klownes@eastern.edu or 484-384-2935.

Dr. Efraín Agosto was born in New York City to parents from Puerto Rico. He earned a BA from Columbia University; an MDiv from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a PhD from Boston University. Dr. Agosto has served in pastoral ministry in Pentecostal, Baptist and Congregational churches in New York, Boston, and East Hartford, Connecticut.

His scholarship focuses primarily on the Pauline Epistles, with a special interest in the leadership of Paul and others who were serving in ministry in these communities. Among his publications are Servant Leadership: Jesus and Paul (Chalice Press), and a Spanish-language commentary on I and II Corinthians, Corintios (Augsburg Fortress Press). He has served as a mentor for the Hispanic Theological Initiative, and on the Executive Committee of the Association of Theological Schools.

About The Costas Lectureship

The Orlando E. Costas Lectureship was established in 2008 to honor the work of the late missiologist and theologian Dr. Orlando E. Costas. It also serves as a way for Palmer Seminary to build relationships with Latino/a churches. A native of Puerto Rico, Dr. Costas died in 1987 at the age of 45. He is remembered for his passionate advocacy for the voiceless and oppressed. He left a major mark on a number of Latino/a scholars, having written 14 books and contributed to 17 books and 40 journals.

Directions to Esperanza College.

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