Eureka Springs grad returns to teach Bible history

Monday, July 18, 2005

Dr. Timothy M. Kovalcik, a graduate of Eureka Springs High School, will be returning to Eureka Springs to teach a seminar on the history of the Bible at the Bible Museum on the grounds of The Great Passion Play.

Dr. Kovalcik, the son of Rev. John and Anne Kovalcik, holds his Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Bristol in Bristol, England; a Master of Arts in Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Ken. and a Bachelor of Arts from Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. Dr. Kovalcik is an Associate Professor of History and Religion at Millikin University of Decatur, is also the Pastor of the East Lynn United Methodist Church and the Director of Summa Ecclesia, a ministry providing resources on theology, religion and Church History for local churches. The Great Passion Play is privileged to welcome Dr. Kovalcik, a former cast member, home to teach.

Dr. Kovalcik will be teaching three sessions on Wednesday, July 20. The morning session will be entitled "A Basic Introduction to the History of the Bible", it will begin at 10 a.m. and will last for about an hour and a half. The afternoon will include two sessions, the first will be entitled "The History of the English Bible," beginning at 1 p.m. and the final session will discuss "Controversies and the Bible", it will begin at 2:30. An interactive lunch is planned (lunch is not included in fee); you can bring a brown bag or order out.

Dr. Kovalcik became known for his work with medieval manuscripts while studying in Bristol, England at the University of Bristol. He will be referring to the many noteworthy manuscripts and Bibles housed in the Bible Museum.

Those interested in this seminar are encouraged to contact Kay Peterson at (479) 253-8559 ext. 117 to register. Reservations are required and there will be a $5 fee for each session or all three sessions for $12.

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