2018 Kathleen O’ Connor Lectures

03/06/2018 - 03/07/2018

Distinguished scholar Dr. Gale A. Yee will present the 2018 Kathleen O’Connor Lectures at Columbia Theological Seminary on March 6-7, 2016. She has served as the Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies at Episcopal Divinity School, now affiliated with Union Theological Seminary in New York City, NY. The lectures will be offered free to the public each day on the seminary campus located at 701 S. Columbia Drive, Decatur, GA.

The first lecture titled “From the Bottom Up: Poverty and Inequality in Ancient Israel and Today” will be held at 7:00-8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, in the Harrington Center Chapel. A reception will follow in the Harrington Center Library.

The second lecture titled “Bad Girls of the Bible?: The Construction of Woman as Evil in the Sacred Text” will take place at 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, in the Harrington Center Chapel.

These lectures honor the many contributions Kathleen M. O’Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, has made to biblical scholarship for the sake of the world. For nearly three decades, first at Maryknoll School of Theology in Maryknoll, NY (1982-1994) and then at Columbia (1995-2010), Prof. O’Connor has modeled close reading of the biblical text, rigorous engagement of the text in light of intercultural, ecumenical, and interdisciplinary conversations, and the articulation of compelling, fresh claims for the relevance and power of the text and its interpretation for present-day realities. For students and colleagues around the world, Prof. O’Connor exemplifies first-rate biblical scholarship that is spiritually significant and globally aware.

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