Former Dean of Notre Dame Joins Yale Divinity School Faculty

Harold W. Attridge, former dean of the University of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters, has joined the Yale Divinity School faculty as the Lillian Claus Professor of the New Testament. He is a resident of Guilford.

As dean at Notre Dame, Professor Attridge led the university’s oldest and largest unit, with 17 departments and the Medieval Institute, and approximately 375 faculty, 2,500 undergraduates and 700 graduate and professional students.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 1985, Professor Attridge served in the theology department as associate professor and professor before being named dean in 1991. He previously taught New Testament studies at the Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

Professor Attridge’s seven books include “Hebrews: A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews,” “Nag Hammadi Codex 1 The Jung Codex ” and “The Interpretation of Biblical History in the Antiquitates Judaicae of Flavius Josephus.” He has edited several books and written numerous articles, book chapters and reviews. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Biblical Literature and the Hermeneia Commentary Series, and is former editor of the Early Christian Literature Series of the Society of Biblical Literature, Texts and Translations.

In addition to an A.B. in classics from Boston College, Professor Attridge holds a B.A. and M.A. from Cambridge University, where he studied on a Marshall Scholarship, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. He studied at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on a Harvard travelling fellowship, and was a junior fellow in Harvard’s Society of Fellows. His professional memberships include the American Philological Association, Catholic Biblical Association, Society of Biblical Literature and Society for New Testament Studies.

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