Jewish Scholar to Present Schusterman Lecture

April 20, 2001

What 'Messiah' means in Judaism will be Dr. William Scott Green's focus for the Schusterman Lecture in Jewish History and Tradition at Oklahoma Baptist University Thursday, April 26 at 7 p.m. The lecture will be in the university's Geiger Center 218-220 and is open to the public.

Green is dean of The College and also is Philip S. Bernstein professor of Judaic studies at the University of Rochester and has served that university since 1974.

He earned his Ph.D. degree in religious studies from Brown University and holds an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College.

He studied Hebrew at Hebrew University and participated in the Rabbinic program at Hebrew Union College.

Green has spent several terms as a visiting professor at Colgate, Syracuse, Hobart, Brown and John Hopkins Universities.

A prolific writer and speaker, Green is also an active member and participant in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the Society for Scientific Study of Religion and other similar organizations.

The annual Schusterman Lecture is intended to foster an understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture and tradition among OBU students and faculty and to cultivate awareness of Jewish contributions to religious, ethical and philosophical studies.

The lectureship is made possible by a grant from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation of Tulsa, a philanthropic organization that funds programs to enhance Jewish life in the United States, Israel, and the former Soviet Union.