—Peter 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.

peter ochsOchs was one of the speakers at Iain Torrance’s inauguration as president, and spoke on a panel about scriptural reasoning.

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.                                 

Established in 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.

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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.