Harold Attridge to Present “Bafflement, Enlightenment, and Inspiration: How One Gospel Engages”
Lecture to be held Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room
WOOSTER, Ohio – Harold Attridge, the Sterling Professor of Divinity at Yale University, will present “Bafflement, Enlightenment, and Inspiration: How One Gospel Engages,” on Tuesday, April 4, at The College of Wooster. Attridge’s lecture is free and open to the public and begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lean Lecture Room of Wishart Hall (303 E. University St.). Light refreshments will be provided.
Attridge will explore the literary dynamics of the dramatic Gospel according to John in the New Testament. He will argue that this story of the life and death of Jesus involves readers/hearers on several levels, exploring conceptual riddles while inviting the audience to experience a transformative encounter with one who reveals Truth.
Attridge received his A.B. from Boston College, M.A from Cambridge University, and Ph.D. from Harvard University. His publications include Essays on John and Hebrews, Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews, and The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus, as well as numerous book chapters and articles in scholarly journals. He has edited 12 books and has served as the general editor of the HarperCollins Study Bible Revised Edition. He has been an editorial board member of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Novum Testamentum, and the Hermeneia commentary series. He has been active in the Society of Biblical Literature and served as president of the society in 2001 and in the Catholic Biblical Association, of which he was president in 2011-12. He was elected to be a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2015.
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