United Theological Seminary to Open 142nd Academic Year

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Dr. Vivian L. Johnson to Deliver Address at Dayton, OH, Seminary

Dr. Vivian Johnson

Dr. Vivian Johnson

Dr. Johnson, who was recently tenured at United, earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

United Theological Seminary will kick off its 142nd academic year on September 5 with its 2012 Opening Convocation. Dr. Vivian L. Johnson, Professor of Old Testament, will deliver the Opening Convocation address, “Remembering the Least of These.”

Dr. Johnson, who was recently tenured at United, earned a B.A. from Wesleyan University, an M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. Her teaching and research interests include Biblical Hebrew, literary interpretations of biblical stories, especially those pertaining to women, ancient Near Eastern cultures, and the history of interpretation of David. She has teaching experience at the University of Massachusetts, Stonehill College and Harvard Divinity School.

Her publications include David in Distress: His Portrait through the Historical Psalms (London: T & T Clark International), 2009, and "The Letter of Jeremiah," in Biblia Africana (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress Press, 2009).

Opening Convocation is open to the public; details can be found here. The event may also be viewed on United’s Livestream Channel at http://www.livestream.com/unitedts.

United Theological Seminary is a graduate professional school of The United Methodist Church offering masters and doctoral theological degrees and continuing education with programs offered on campus and online. United's goal is to educate dynamic, Spirit-led leaders who will renew the church for the mission of Jesus Christ in the world. We are committed to teaching the Bible and the historic Christian faith, instilling a passion for personal and social holiness, and renewing the Church for its ministry and mission.

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