April 15, 2002
April 17 Lecturer Will Revisit
New Testament "Temple" Story
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
- NORTHAMPTON, Mass.-Early Christianity
historian Paula Fredriksen will give a lecture at 7:30 p.m. on
Wednesday, April 17, in Seelye 106 at Smith College. In her talk,
"Jesus, the Temple Tantrum and the Dog that Did Not Bark,"
Fredriksen will reappraise the story of Jesus and the money changers
in her reconstruction of his last days in Jerusalem. The event
is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.
- Fredriksen, professor of the appreciation
of Scripture at Boston University, is the author of three books,
including "Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews" (New
York, Alfred I. Knopf, 1999), for which she received the National
Jewish Book Award. She served as historical consultant for the
BBC production "The Lives of Jesus" and U.S. News and
World Report's "The Life and Times of Jesus." She was
featured prominently in PBS' Frontline documentary on Christian
origins "From Jesus to Christ," and she has appeared
on panels with the most eminent scholars in the New Testament
- Fredriksen's talk is sponsored by
the Department of Religion and Biblical Literature, the Program
in Jewish studies and the Helen Hills Hills Chapel.