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Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast

  • St. Andrew's by the Sea 7979 N 9th Avenue Pensacola, Florida United States (map)

The Episcopal Preaching Foundation and the Diocese of the Central Gulf Coast will co-host a one day conference featuring Rev. Judy Fentress-Williams, PhD.

About the Conference

Most preachers begin their weekly homiletical preparation by looking at the appointed Gospel.  However, there is much to be garnered from the Hebrew Testament.  Dr. Fentress-Williams will lead us in a study of some of the appointed texts in Year A.  She will also discuss how The Gospel of Matthew [Year A] often refers to the Hebrew Testament when seeking an understanding of the life, message and atoning work of Christ Jesus.

About Dr. Judy Fentress-Williams

Dr. Fentress-Williams received her Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from Yale University in 1999. Her dissertation entitled, “What Has Happened to the Son of Kish? A Dialogic Reading of Saul in I Samuel” reflects her interest in a literary approach that celebrates the multiple voices and inter-textuality of scripture.

Her published essays include, “The Bible in Dialogue” in "September 11: Religious Perspectives on the Causes and Consequences” “Location, Location, Location: Tamar in the Joseph Cycle” in Bakhtin and Genre, and “Exodus” in Biblia Africana. She recently published a commentary on the book of Ruth for the Abingdon Old Testament Commentary Series. A member of the Society of Biblical Literature, she is an active participant in the Bakhtin and Biblical Studies Group and she serves on the Advisory Board for the Office of Religious Life at Princeton University.