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Grace Forum Online with Dr. Herman Waetjen: Re-Ordering the World: Revolutionary Insights from the Bible
Wednesday, June 10 @ 6:00 pm
In the Bible, Jesus and the prophets call out the powerful in society for their injustice towards the poor and vulnerable. What do the ancient words of Scripture, calling for change, mean for our lives today?
Join us to hear from Herman Waetjen, author of The Reordering of Power: A Sociopolitical Reading of Mark’s Gospel and The Letter to the Romans: Salvation as Justice and the Deconstruction of the Law, in conversation with Dean Malcolm Clemens Young about what to do with the Bible in the current political and cultural climate. Waetjen is professor emeritus at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union, and spent his academic career exploring the Gospels for their revolutionary insight.
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About the guest
Herman C. Waetjen, Dr. Theol., is professor emeritus of New Testament at San Francisco Theological Seminary and the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley, California. He received his doctorate from the University of Tuebingen. He is ordained in the ministry of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. His writings include: The Reordering of Power: A Sociopolitical Reading of Mark’s Gospel; The Gospel of the Beloved Disciple: A Work in Two Editions; The Letter to the Romans: Salvation as Justice and the Deconstruction of Law; Matthew’s Theology of Fulfillment: Its Universality and Its Ethnicity.
About the host
The Very Rev. Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young is the dean of Grace Cathedral. He is the author of The Spiritual Journal of Henry David Thoreau and The Invisible Hand in Wilderness: Economics, Ecology, and God, and is a regular contributor on religion to the Huffington Post and San Francisco Examiner.
About The Forum
The Forum is a series of stimulating conversations about faith and ethics in relation to the important issues of our day. We invite inspiring and illustrious people to sit down for a real conversation with the Forum’s host, Malcolm Clemens Young, the dean of Grace Cathedral, and with you. Our guests range from artists, inventors and philosophers to pop culturists and elected officials, but the point of The Forum is singular: civil, sophisticated discourse that engages minds and hearts to think in new ways about the world.