Symposium will honor Gerrish
A symposium celebrating the scholarship and marking the retirement this spring of historical theologian Brian Gerrish, the John Nuveen Professor in the Divinity School, will be held Thursday, May 2, and Friday, May 3, in the Swift Hall third-floor lecture room. Two lectures will be presented each day, all free and open to the public.
Gerrish, whose work in Reformation thought and 19th-century theology is considered unsurpassed among contemporary scholars, has been a University faculty member since 1965. His most recent book is Continuing the Reformation: Essays on Modern Religious Thought (1993). His other works include Grace and Reason: A Study in the Theology of Luther (1962; Japanese edition, 1974), The Old Protestantism and the New: Essays on the Reformation Heritage (1982) and Grace and Gratitude: The Eucharistic Theology of John Calvin (1993).
Gerrish received his B.A. in 1952 and his M.A. in 1956 from Queens' College, Cambridge, and his Ph.D in 1958 from Columbia. He is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian church (U.S.A.) and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
For more information on the symposium, call 702-7170.