Saturdays (at the Conference Center) 10AM - 3PM

Feb. 10th, Mar. 10th, Apr. 14th & May 12th.


Maine Conference UCC 
One Weston Court, STE 104
Augusta, ME 04330

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Anne Hodgman 
Maine Conference UCC 

“Prophets, Psalms & Wisdom” 

This foundational course is the second of two semesters to be given, over the School year 2017-18, to the collection(s) of literature known to Christians as the Old Testament and to Jews as the Tanakh or Bible. This course will focus on reading and interpreting the various genres found within this collection - narrative, historiography, law, prophecy, poetry, wisdom, and apocalypse.

Instructor: Dr. David Jorgensen

Bio: David Jorgensen is a scholar and teacher who holds a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School and a Ph.D. in Religion from Princton University. He is a visiting assistant professor at Colby College, where he teaches in the religious studies department. His doctoral dissertation, on the history of interpretation of the Gospel of Matthew in the early Christian church, won the 2015 SBL-De Gruyter Prize for Biblical Studies and Reception History, and was published in revised form as Treasure Hidden in a Field: Early Christian Reception of the Gospel of Matthew (De Gruyter, 2016). In 2016-17, David held a research fellowship at the Institute for Advanced Study at Centeral European University in Budapest, Hungary, and has previously taught graduate-level courses at two seminaries: in patristics at Holy Greek Orthodox School of Theology, and in New Testament at Meadville Lombard Theological School.