Baylor Honors College Presents Hebrew Bible Expert

Feb. 26, 2009

by Lillyan Baker, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

Dr. Peter Ochs, The Edgar M. Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University of Virginia, will present "Logics of Indignity and Redemption in the Hebrew Bible" at 7 p.m., Monday, March 2, in the Memorial Drawing Room on the Baylor University campus. The lecture is part of the Honors Residential College Lecture Series.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature Ochs research interests, including modern Jewish philosophy and theology, the history of Jewish thought, semiotics and ethics. Ochs also will explore modern and postmodern philosophic theology, the philosophy of religion and scriptural reading featuring Muslim, Christian and Jewish interpretations

After receiving a bachelor of arts degree from Yale University, Ochs studied at The Jewish Theological Seminary of America in New York City, where he earned his master of arts degree. Ochs then returned to Yale and received his doctorate.

He has authored and edited several works, including Crisis, Call and Leadership in the Abrahamic Traditions, Another Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews and The Return to Scripture in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Postcritical Scriptural Interpretation.

Ochs has served on numerous Judaic committees, including the Society for Biblical Literature, the Society for Values in Higher Education and the American Philosophical Association.

For more information about this lecture, visit the Honors College Lecture Series website.

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