Lecture series brings back distinguished Graduate School alumni

Sept. 5, 2000 6:36 p.m.

A Princeton University lecture series featuring distinguished alumni of the Graduate School will begin Sept. 17 with an address by Paula Fredriksen, a scholar known for her research on early Christianity.

Fredriksen, a 1979 graduate alumna who is the Aurelio Professor of Scripture at Boston University, will discuss "Jesus, the Crucifixion and the Origins of Christianity" in the first address of the "Frontiers of Knowledge" lecture series. The series, which will bring six graduate alumni back to the Princeton campus, is part of the centennial celebration of the Graduate School.

Fredriksen's books include Augustine on Romans (1982), From Jesus to Christ (1988), which won the Yale University Press Governors' Award for Best Book, and Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews (1999), which won the National Jewish Book Award. She studied ancient Christianity at Wellesley, Oxford and Princeton and has taught at Stanford, Berkeley and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

The Sunday afternoon lecture series is free and open to the public. All the talks will take place at 4 p.m. in Lecture Hall 302 in the Frist Campus Center and will be followed by a free reception. The Frist Campus Center is just west of Washington Road and south of Prospect Avenue.

Contact: Justin Harmon (609) 258-3601