Hayward Lectures

Established and endowed in 1964 by Mrs. C. C. Hayward of Wolfville, the Hayward Lectures provide academic dialogue in order to stimulate critical engagement and reflection on key and emerging ideas in Church History, Christian Theology, and Biblical Studies.

The Hayward Lectures advances its vision by inviting world-class scholars to Acadia in the aforementioned disciplines to address the community each October on their freshest work and emerging or disruptive ideas in the formats of lecture, conversation, and writing.

Director of Hayward Lectures
Dr. Daniel Zacharias

Associate Professor of New Testament Studies

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Simpson Lectures

The Simpson Lectures were established and endowed by Mr. Gerald Simpson of Deer Island, New Brunswick in order to provide an opportunity for distinguished scholar-practitioners to reflect with students, pastors, and interested laypeople on effective ministry practices for the current cultural context. The lectures generally take place on three evenings in mid-February and the three-day program also includes daytime seminars and worship experiences.

Director of Simpson Lectures

George Rawlyk Memorial Lectures

Every second November the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies hosts a lecture series designed to enrich the understanding of students, faculty and members of the local community in the area of Baptist thought and history. The lecture is named in memory of noted Baptist historian George Rawlyk.

Director of George Rawlyk Memorial Lectures
Dr. William Brackney

Millard R Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Emeritus,Acadia University

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Jarold K. Zeman Lectures

Every second November the Acadia Centre for Baptist and Anabaptist Studies hosts a lecture series designed to enrich the understanding of students, faculty and members of the local community in the area of Baptist thought and history. The lecture is named in memory of noted Baptist historian and former Acadia Divinity College professor Jarold K. Zeman.

Director of Jarold K. Zeman Lectures
Dr. William Brackney

Millard R Cherry Distinguished Professor of Christian Thought and Ethics, Emeritus,Acadia University

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