Open to the public, participants will purchase their own lunch in the Center Dining Room or Post 95 in the student center and then gather at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and fellowship. The lecture, which will focus on the challenges of teaching religion - particularly the Bible - as an academic discipline, will be followed by a question-and-answer session at 12:15 p.m.
A member of Wittenberg's faculty since 1980 and the 2008 recipient of the university's top faculty prize, the Alumni Association Award for Distinguished Teaching, Kaiser teaches courses in the Old and New Testaments, Hebrew prophets, the art of Biblical narrative, the apocalyptic vision in ancient and modern literature, and womanhood and manhood in the Bible. Her additional research areas include the literary aspects of Hebrew poetry, female narration in Biblical poetry, and the history and literature of the post-exile period.
Kaiser has a bachelor's degree from St. Olaf College and a master's and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, where she received a Divinity School Fellowship. At the Ecumenical Institute for Advanced Theological Research, in Jerusalem, she studied prayer in the Old and New Testaments.
There is no charge for the event. For additional information and to make reservations, contact Linda Himes, events planner for advancement, at (937) 327-7432.
Written By: Ryan Maurer
Photo By: Robert Gantt
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