February 20-21, 2015
Shepherd’s Hill at the Crossroads, St. John, ND
NEW HORIZONS IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
The Rev. Paul L. Maier, Ph.D., Litt.D., LL.D.
Dept. of History, Western Michigan University
Paul L. Maier, born May 31, 1930, was the Russell H. Seibert Professor of Ancient History at Western Michigan University. Maier retired in the spring of 2011. He retains the title of professor emeritus in the Department of History at Western Michigan University. He is also a historical novelist and served as Vice President of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.
Maier is the son of Walter A. Maier (1893-1950), founder and longtime speaker of The Lutheran Hour. He is a graduate of Harvard University (M.A., 1954) and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (M. Div., 1955). On a Fulbright Scholarship, Maier studied at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and Basel, Switzerland. At Basel, Maier studied under scholars Karl Barth and Oscar Cullmann. He received his Ph.D., summa cum laude, in 1957.
He is the author of sixteen published books, both historical fiction and non-fiction. His historical fiction includes the #1 national best-seller in religious fiction A Skeleton in God’s Closet (1993), as well as Pontius Pilate (1968), The Flames of Rome (1981), More Than A Skeleton (2003), and the children’s book The Very First Christmas (1998). Maier’s non-fiction work includes Josephus: The Essential Works, a translation and abridgement of the writings of Josephus, and The Ecclesiastical History of Eusebius of Caesarea, a translation of Eusebius’ Church History. Maier co-wrote The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction? with Christian apologist Hank Hanegraaf. The book is a critical rebuttal of Dan Brown’s 2003 topseller The Da Vinci Code.
For over 25 years men have enjoyed the camaraderie
of these retreats-
thought-provoking Scripture-based presentations, fellowship,
music, good food, card games, skeet shooting, etc.
Father & son duos are encouraged to come.
Begins with 6 P.M. Supper Friday, February 20th – ends 3:30 P.M. Saturday
Cost – $80.
Includes: 3 meals, lodging, speaker, snacks,
games, fire-side chats, etc.
Bring: Bible, bed roll, personal items, warm clothing, & friends.
Contact Shepherd’s Hill to register:
Call 1-800-289-2992 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org by January 23, 2015