The Bible and the Death Penalty

Putting our Faith Into Action 

  With Dr. Charles Myers

 Chair of Religious Studies Department of Gettysburg College

 Saturday, January 26th,

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Limestone Presbyterian Church

3201 Limestone Road, Wilmington, Delaware

The public is invited to this free program with a time for questions and answers


The Bible is often quoted and used for and against the death penalty: “Thou Shall Not Kill,” “Let the one without sin cast the first stone,” “Rulers do not bear the sword for no reason” and “The one who lives by the sword dies by the sword.”

Bring your bible and study with Dr. Myers as we explore the context and various interpretations of these biblical passages and others which guide us regarding how justice, mercy, and forgiveness impact us in our daily lives.

Dr. Charles “Buz” Myers‘ gifts in teaching are evident at Gettysburg College, where he has been awarded the Student Senate’s Faculty Appreciation Award for excellence in teaching three times, the Edwin T. and Cynthia Shearer Johnson Distinguished Teaching Chair and the 2011 Dr. Ralph Cavaliere Teaching Award determined by a vote of the Gettysburg College student body.

For ten years Dr. Myers was the Recording Secretary for the Revised Standard Version Bible Committee; his published work appears in scholarly journals, the Anchor Bible Dictionary and the bestseller, Mark’s Gospel from Scratch. For the past four years he has also offered a weekly class entitled “Bible Discoveries” to some 50 prisoners at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill. For his work in prison ministry Dr. Myers received SCI-Camp Hill’s “Volunteer of the Year Award.”

He is a Presbyterian minister with a B.A. degree from Duke University with an M.Div. degree and a Ph.D. degree in New Testament language and literature from Princeton Theological Seminary.


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