ASHEBORO – How did Paul the Apostle, formerly known as Saul of Tarsus, contribute to the founding of Christianity?
Theologian Dr. Walter Ziffer will discuss the question in a talk called “In Search of the Real Founder of Christianity: Jesus of Nazareth or Saul of Tarsus,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the Asheboro Public Library.
His talk is free and the public is invited. It’s next in the Road Scholar series, part of the North Carolina Humanities Council’s Many Stories, One People project.
Ziffer, a Holocaust survivor from Czechoslovakia, is author of numerous articles in Europe and the United States, and two books. He has taught at seminaries in France, Belguim, Washington, D.C., Maine and North Carolina, and is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy and religion at Mars Hill College.
Ziffer holds an engineering degree from Vanderbilt University, two masters degrees in theology from Oberlin College and a Th.D. from the University of Strasbourg in France.
The final Road Scholar event at the Asheboro library is “Sarah McGuirk, Orphan Train Rider” with essayist Tamra Wilson at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 21.
The project is made possible by funding from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Support is also provided by the Friends of the Library.
The library is located at 201 Worth Street. For further information, call 336-318-6803.