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Owen Wimberly Center for Continuing Education in Religion

Established in 2002, The Owen Wimberly Center for Continuing Education in Religion offers a variety of workshops and lectures for both clergy and laity on topics related to issues of ministry, theology, and religion.

Annual lectures hosted by the Owen Wimberly Center include the Willson Lectures, Neustadt Lectures, and the Martha Jean Lemon Special Lectures. Continuing education units for clergy are available for all Owen Wimberly Center events.

2021 Neustadt Lectures • Featuring Dr. Alvin H. Rosenfeld

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Neustadt Lectures

Walter and Dolores Neustadt of Ardmore, Oklahoma, established the lecture series in 1983 for the purpose of strengthening understanding of the great contributions of the Judaic religious tradition to Western civilization and thought. Scholars are invited to the campus to speak on informative themes in the area of Hebrew Scripture,Judaic thought, and Jewish ethics and art. Such eminent scholars as Rabbi David Aaron, Rabbi Malka Drucker, David Nelson, and Benjamin D. Sommer have spoken in recent years.

For more information on the 2021 Neustadt Lectures presenting Dr. Alvin H. Rosenfeld, visit our Facebook page.

Willson Lectures

This lectureship is provided by an endowment from James M. and Mavis Willson of Floydada, Texas. The lectures are directed to the interests of students in the area of religion and society. The Willsons were outstanding members of the United Methodist Church. Their Christian vision was truly ecumenical in its outreach. Since 1953 their gift to Oklahoma City University has brought to campus speakers of international stature from the areas of religion, science, Christian theology and ethics, church history, biblical studies, and liturgical studies. Such eminent scholars as Amy-Jill Levine, J. Philip Newell, Michelle Gonzalez Moldanado, and Joerg Rieger have spoken in recent years.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information call 405-208-5284.