Ochs, the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern Judaic Studies at the University
of Virginia, will lecture on November 5—
Princeton, NJ, October 24, 2012–Dr. Peter Ochs, the Edgar Bronfman Professor of Modern
Judaic Studies, and director of the Religious Studies Graduate Programs in Scripture,
Interpretation, and Practice at the University of Virginia, will give the
2012–2013 Frederick Neumann Memorial Lecture at Princeton Theological Seminary
on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 p.m. Titled “Scriptural Common-Sensism,” the
lecture will take place in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center. It is
free and open to the public.
Ochs was one of the speakers at Iain
Torrance’s inauguration as president, and spoke on a panel about scriptural
He is cofounder of the (Abrahamic) Society
for Scriptural Reasoning and the (Jewish) Society for Textual Reasoning. His
many publications include Another
Reformation: Postliberal Christianity and the Jews; The Free Church and Israel’s Covenant: Crisis, Call, and Leadership in
the Abrahamic Traditions (ed.); The
Jewish-Christian Schism Revisited (ed.); Peirce, Pragmatism, and the Logic of Scripture; Reviewing The Covenant: Eugene Borowitz and
the Postmodern Renewal of Theology; Christianity
in Jewish Terms (ed.); Reasoning
after Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy; The Return to Scripture in Judaism and
Christianity (ed.); and Understanding
the Rabbinical Mind (ed.).
Ochs is the coauthor of Dabru Emet: A Jewish Statement on Christians
and Christianity, and with Stanley Hauerwas and Ebrahim Moosa, he coedited
the book series Encountering Traditions
(Stanford University Press).
He earned his B.A. from Yale College, his M.A.
from The Jewish Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Yale University.
Ochs serves on the editorial boards of Modern Theology, Theology
Today, and Crosscurrents.
1983 by Dr. Edith Neumann in memory of her husband, this annual lecture discusses
topics appropriate to the broad theological interests of Dr. Frederick Neumann
(1899–1967)—philosopher, biblical scholar, missionary, and pastor.
For more information, visit www.ptsem.edu or call the
Communications/Publications Office at 609.497.7760.
Princeton Theological Seminary was founded
in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian Church. It is the largest
Presbyterian Seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six
graduate degree programs.