Krause to discuss Biblical translation

Deborah Krause, associate professor of the New Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, will launch the Translation Series for The Center for the Humanities in Arts & Sciences.

Krause’s talk, titled “Wrestling the Divine: The Discipline and Art of Translating and Making Bibles,” is free and open to the public and will begin at 4 p.m. March 16 in the Women’s Building Formal Lounge. A reception will follow.

Krause, who has a forthcoming commentary on the first book of Timothy, focuses on methods of Biblical interpretation and their roots in critical theory, theology and politics.

In addition to a required course in Biblical hermeneutics, Krause teaches courses on the gospels, early Jewish exegesis, the Deutero-Pauline and Pastoral epistles, as well as in feminist-womanist, postcolonial and postmodern Biblical interpretation.

In Krause’s classes, students critically engage scripture to gain understanding of what the Bible has meant in the history of the church and what it means today.

“I want my students to make informed analogies between the ancient contexts of scripture and their own contemporary contexts,” Krause said. “My goal is for students to examine their assumptions and to develop a sense of how their view of scripture coheres with their view of God, the church and the mission of the church in the world.

“I also want them to be able to interpret other peoples’ assumptions and views in order to help them navigate their contexts of ministry and to be the most effective pastors they can be.”

For more information, call 935-5576.

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