CollinsAdela Collins to be honored with festschrift, Nov. 15

Yale Divinity School will host a festschrift celebration on Nov. 15 for Adela Yarbro Collins, the Buckingham Professor of New Testament Criticism & Interpretation at YDS and a leading authority on Jewish and Christian apocalypticism, the Gospel of Mark, and feminist interpretations of the Bible.  The celebration, free and open to the public, will be held 5-6 pm in the Yale Divinity School Common Room, 409 Prospect St., New Haven.

Organizing the occasion are YDS Dean Harold W. Attridge and three editors of the volume honoring Collins, Women and Gender in Ancient Religion——Stephen P. Ahearne-Kroll, Paul A. Holloway, and James A. Kelhoffer, all of whom did their Ph.D. dissertations under the direction of Collins while she was teaching at the University of Chicago. 

Collins’s most recent book is a commentary on the Gospel of Mark for the Hermeneia commentary series. Among her other publications are Cosmology and Eschatology in Jewish and Christian Apocalypticism; The Beginning of the Gospel: Probings of Mark in Context; Crisis and Catharsis: The Power of the Apocalypse; The Apocalypse (New Testament Message series); and The Combat Myth in the Book of Revelation. She has served as the editor of the Society of Biblical Literature's Monograph Series and on the editorial boards of the Journal for the Study of the New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and the Catholic Biblical Quarterly.