Recently I have had the good fortune of reflecting upon my time at Duke, as a result of both my interview this month at biblioblogs and my dissertation preparation and writing. In doing so, I was led back to the album of pictures from my Duke hooding. It was great to be reminded of those times. In light of that–and to continue the trend of ‘getting to know me’–and also because discussion of these names have come up again and again both here on my blog and in my comments on others’. I thought I would share a few pictures of me with some of my Duke profs . . . and some very seminal scholars to boot!
Briefly, as if any of them needed clarification, Richard Hays is George Washington Ivey Professor of NT, and is well-known for his use of intertextuality and “echoes of Scripture” in Paul and, now, his current work, on echoes in the gospels. Stephen Chapmanwas a student of the late Brevard Childs, and is among an elite group of scholars still doing canonical criticism. And Jim Crenshaw, who just retired two years ago, was professor of OT and is one of the world’s leading scholars on wisdom literature. He has also written prolifically on the prophets. His concept of God–especially in the book of Jeremiah (see his Whirlpool of Torment and Defending God)–is very similar to my view.
I hope you enjoy these pictures!