Religious Expert to Speak at Lone Star College-Montgomery



The Lone Star College-Montgomery Lyceum Speaker Series invites the community to a presentation on the Gnostic Gospels and Early Christianity by Dr. Marvin Meyer, Griset professor of Bible and Christian studies at Chapman University, on Thursday, September 22, at 12 p.m., in the Recital Hall (Building H, Room 102).
 
The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.
 
Meyer is the author of numerous books and articles on the Greco-Roman and Christian religions and on Albert Schweitzer’s ethic for the reverence of life. Some of his most recent works include Judas: The Definitive Collection of Gospels and Legends About the Infamous Apostle of Jesus (Harper Collins, 2007), The Gnostic Discoveries, (Harper Collins, 2005), and The Gnostic Gospels of Jesus (HarperCollins, 2005). He has also edited or co-edited several works including Essential Gnostic Scriptures (Shambhala, 2010).
 
Meyers was also a member of the National Geographic team that edited and translated the Gospel of Judas and the other texts in the Codex Tchacos, an ancient collection of spiritual texts and letters discovered in the 1970’s in Egypt.
 
In addition to teaching, Meyers serves as co-chair of the Department of Religious Studies and the director for the Albert Schweitzer Institute at Chapman University.
 
He lives with his wife, children, and dog in Orange, California.
 
The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.
 
For more information about this presentation, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery.
 
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call 936.273.7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
 
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for fall 2010, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.