Denison Hosts Theologian to Discuss 'Prophetic Work of the Historical Jesus'
Posted: April 8, 2003
GRANVILLE -- The Denison University Goodspeed Lecture Series presents theologian William Herzog to discuss "When Worlds Collide: The Conflict Between the Great Tradition and the Little Tradition in the Prophetic Work of the Historical Jesus." This convocation, set for 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (April 17) in Slayter Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
Herzog, the Sallie Knowles Crozer Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School, is an ordained American Baptist minister. He earned a bachelor's degree (1966) at Harvard University, a master of divinity (1969) at American Baptist Seminary and a doctorate (1976) at Claremont Graduate School.
Herzog is the author ofParables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the OppressedandJesus, Justice and the Reign of God: A Ministry of Liberation. He is currently working on his third bookA Great Prophet Has Arisen Among Us: An Introduction to the Historical Jesusand co-edited a book with Colgate Rochester Crozer colleague Christopher Evans titledThe Faith of Fifty Million: Essays on Baseball, Religion and American Culture. Herzog contributed two essays, "From Scapegoat to Icon: The Strange Journey of Shoeless Joe Jackson" and "The Coming of Elijah: Baseball as a Metaphor," to the volume.
Herzog served as minister of Loraine Avenue Baptist Church in Glendora, Calif. and twice as interim minister at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, Calif. He has also served as interim minister at the Baptist Temple in Rochester, N.Y. and the First Baptist Church in Penfield, N.Y.
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