Scholar-Activist Encounters: Dr. Gale Yee and Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon JeongScholar-Activist Encounters
July 21, 2022, 7:30pm Eastern Time
How do activism and scholarship contribute to our understanding of Scripture in the world today?
CLBSJ is honored to welcome Dr. Gale Yee and Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong to discuss Dr. Yee’s recently-published book, Towards an Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology. Dr. Yee was the first Asian American and first woman of color president of the Society of Biblical Literature. This collection assembles her ground-breaking essays on Asian American theorizing and analysis of the biblical text. She and Dr. Jeong will dialogue across age, gender and ethnicity about the emerging field of Asian American biblical hermeneutics and how it is connected to the intersectional, international movement for racial and social justice.
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Optional reading: Book Review by Dr. Hyun Ho Park
Dr. Gale A. Yee is Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies emerita, Episcopal Divinity School. She is the author of Towards and Asian American Biblical Hermeneutics: An Intersectional Anthology; Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible; Jewish Feasts and the Gospel of John; Composition and Tradition in the Book of Hosea; “The Book of Hosea” commentary in The New Interpreters Bible. Vol. VII, as well as many articles and essays. She is the editor of Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies, which is now in its second edition (2007), a co-editor for the Texts@Context series, the Fortress Commentary on the Old Testament and Apocrypha (2014), and The Hebrew Bible: Feminist and Intersectional Perspectives (2018) for Fortress Press, and former General Editor of Semeia Studies. In 2019, she was president of the Society of Biblical Literature. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary in 2020. She lives at Pilgrim Place, a retirement community in Claremont, CA, known for its social activism.
Rev. Dr. Dong Hyeon Jeong is an Assistant Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and serves on the Board of CLBSJ. His book With the Wild Beasts, Learning from Trees is forthcoming and will be published by the Society of Biblical Literature Press, Semeia Series. The son of Korean missionaries in the Philippines, Dong Hyeon is an ordained elder in the Philippine Central Conference, Manila Episcopal Area, Southwest Philippines Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church. Read his full bio here: https://clbsj.org/about/leadership/dong-hyeon-jong/
The Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice invites you to join us for an interactive dialogue exploring the interfaces between scholarship and activism. How do these ways of being contribute to our understanding of Scripture in the world today? Let’s come together to learn from each other. Most events take place on the third Thursday of the month at 4:30pm Pacific Time / 7:30pm Eastern Time. We do not meet every month, and occasionally meet on a different night.
This series is co-sponsored by the Community of Living Traditions.