Literary Scholar Leland Ryken to Speak at Cedarville

by Public Relations

The Cedarville University School of Humanities welcomes widely recognized author and literary scholar Dr. Leland Ryken to campus on Thursday, October 21.

Ryken will make three presentations that are open to the public:

• 10-11 a.m. - Cedarville University chapel service to be held in the Dixon Ministry Center

• 2- 3 p.m. - "Valuing What God Values: A Christian Defense of the Arts" to be held in the Stevens Student Center

• 4-5 p.m. - "Approaching the Bible as Literature; A Missing Ingredient in Biblical Scholarship?" to be held in the Center for Biblical and Theological Studies

Ryken is the Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English at Wheaton College and has written more than thirty books as well as over a hundred articles and essays. He received the Gutenberg Award in 2003 for his contributions to education, writing, and the understanding of the Bible. Ryken has also served as Literary Chairman for the English Standard Version of the Bible.

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at