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Cairo Seminary President to Speak at Louisville Seminary

Sep 04, 2014
Dr. Atef Gendy to Address the Challenges of Forgiveness and Christianity in the Middle East

Atef GendyLouisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. Atef Gendy, president of the Evangelical Theological Seminary (Cairo, Egypt) to campus on Thursday, September 11. Gendy, a noted leader in the Synod of the Nile and the Council of Churches of Egypt, will deliver the sermon “The Challenge of Forgiveness” drawing on Matthew 18:21-35 during a worship service at Louisville Seminary’s Caldwell Chapel. The service begins at 11:30 a.m. It is free to attend and open to the public.

Following the service, Gendy will present “Christianity in the Middle East: Challenges and Opportunities” to members of the Louisville Seminary community in the McAtee Room of the seminary’s Winn Center.

About Atef Gendy, Ph.D.
Atef Gendy has served as president of Evangelical Theological Seminary (Cairo, Egypt) since 2000, where he also serves as a professor of New Testament. Though trained as a civil engineer, he served for eight years as director of a training center in Upper Egypt to help equip lay leaders for the ministry in village churches. He graduated from ETSC in 1992 and was selected that same year as an instructor in New Testament.

In his research and publications, Dr. Gendy, who earned his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Aberdeen (United Kingdom), has focused on the gospels and Acts of the Apostles. As church leader, Dr. Gendy chaired the Association of Theological Institutes of the Middle East (ATIME), an ecumenical committee comprised of 21 seminaries from the Middle East and the Theological Committee of the Fellowship of Middle East Evangelical Churches, leading the fellowship to approve the ordination of women. He is recognized as a leader in the Synod of the Nile and the Council of Churches of Egypt and is frequently asked to speak in the U.S. and Europe about the circumstances and witness of the Evangelical Church in Egypt.

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