May 5-7, 2014
THE NAME ABOVE ALL OTHERS: Denominating Divine Providence and Presence in Biblical Traditions
S. Dean McBride, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation, Union Presbyterian Seminary
Dr. McBride will be addressing the emergence of the issue that has occupied western theological discourse since Hellenistic antiquity: Is the God who is self-disclosed by name in Jewish and Christian scriptures identical with the anonymous, all-encompassing "One God" of Greco-Roman philosophical theology?
Among McBride's particular interests in biblical scholarship are pentateuchal laws and theology and the history of ancient Israelite religion in its Near Eastern context.
Worship will be led by Agnes Winston Norfleet (M.Div.'86), pastor of Bryn Mawr Presbyterian Church, Bryn Mawr, PA.
Distinguished Alum of the Year
Heath Rada (M.A.'70) is the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus. He is former president of PSCE and CEO of the Richmond Chapter of the American Red Cross.