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Recording by: WRUF (Gaineville, Florida)

Title:  Point of View: Interview of Richard Hiers

Dates: ca. 1975     

Duration: 0:28:28

Identification:  Tape recording 139

File name:  WRUF 35


Originally recorded on reel to reel tape at 7.5 ips

Digitally reformatted in February 2008


A recording of program #37 in the Point of View series.  The topic is entitled “The Bible and Modern Research”.  Dr. Michael Gannon interviews Dr. Richard Hiers, professor of religion at the University of Florida.

They discuss the revolution in scripture study in both the old and new testaments over the past 100 years.  Gannon also asks Hiers about the position of the Department of Religion at UF and Hiers explains that there is not an attempt to teach a particular view but rather to try to teach students about the events that precipitated biblical faith.  Toward the end of the program they talk about some of the important developments such as the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and archaeological excavations.


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