St. Peter’s Church to host prominent scholar Nov. 16

Dr. Deidre Good to speak
November 3, 2013
Dr. Diedre Good

St. Peter’s will host its first Holy Scripture Seminar, which will be led by Dr. Deidre Good, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

Good will be speaking on approaching first century texts, like the gospels, with 21st century minds. In particular, participants will be focusing on the gospel according to Matthew. In addition to two presentations from Good, participants will also have an opportunity to participate in several guided discussions.

This seminar is free and open to the public. RSVP to 302-645-8479 to reserve a seat.

Good is academic dean and professor of New Testament at The General Theological Seminary, specializing in the synoptic gospels, Christian origins, non-canonical writings and biblical language (Greek and Coptic). An American citizen, she grew up in Kenya and keeps and maintains the blog, On Not Being a Sausage. She has written books on Matthew’s portrait of Jesus, "Jesus the Meek King," 1999; on Mary traditions in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, "Mariam, the Magdalan and the Mother," 2005; on households and family in the time of Jesus, "Jesus’ Family Values," 2006; and most recently, "Reading the New Testament, A Fortress Introduction" with Bruce Chilton in 2010. She also blogs for Episcopal Café.

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