Thursday, March 04, 2010

John Yieh, Inaugural Lecture as Full Professor

Hearty congratulations to my New Testament colleague across the hall, John Yieh, for his promotion to full professor and for his inaugural lecture last evening here at the seminary.



Here is our Dean's commentary from his daily blog:

Thursday, March 4, 2010
Last night, an attentive audience gathered in the back of the Lettie Pate Evans Auditorium to listen to a riveting lecture from the Rev. Dr. John Yieh. This was his Inaugural Lecture, delivered as required on being elected by the Board of Trustees as a full professor. It was a tour de force. With PowerPoint slides, Dr. Yieh set out his cross-cultural approach to the Bible - an approach that takes seriously the hermeneutical task in front of the text, avoids relativism, and recognizes the importance of the conversation with other cultures. It was a call for an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Scripture. Dr. Yieh ranged widely: he touched on Augustine of Hippo, the history of interpretation, and Chinese Christianity. Dr. Yieh provided a helpful map of the territory and set out a substantial and impressive project.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Carey+ said...

Wonderful!!

Congratulations to John Yieh!! I carry with me his many words of wisdom and deep approach to Biblical criticism and interpretation.

Awesome to hear it!!

Peter Carey+
VTS, '07

Thu Mar 04, 09:31:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Earnest Graham said...

Congratulations to John!!!! That is wonderful news.

Tue Mar 09, 08:48:00 AM GMT-5  

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