Seminary to Host Lecture on ‘The Historical Jesus’


Msgr. John Meier, a renowned scholar of Sacred Scripture who is a priest of the archdiocese, will deliver “The Historical Jesus: An Overview” Thursday, Feb. 3, at St. Joseph’s Seminary Prayer Hall in Dunwoodie.

Presented in conjunction with the seminary’s 125th anniversary celebrations, the public lecture begins at 7:30 p.m following a 6:30 p.m. reception.

Internationally known for his published works, including the five-volume series, “A Marginal Jew: Rethinking the Historical Jesus,” Msgr. Meier served as chairman of the Scripture department and professor of New Testament at St. Joseph’s Seminary, 1972-1984.

The William K. Warren professor of theology emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, he also served as professor of the New Testament at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., 1984-1998.

He served as a parochial vicar at St. Joseph, Bronxville. Born in the Bronx, he was ordained a priest of the archdiocese in 1967. He was named a monsignor in 1995.

Information: RSVP at or call (914) 968-6200, ext. 8201. A donation of $20 is suggested.


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