‘Beyond the Ivy’: Professor Joel Baden on taking theological education to wider public

In the new episode of the YDS Quadcast, Hebrew Bible professor Joel Baden discusses his leadership of Center for Continuing Education at YDS, his critical Bible scholarship, and the need to avoid “scholarly evangelicalism.”

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A member of the YDS faculty since 2007, Joel Baden focuses his teaching and research on the Hebrew Bible with special attention to the literary history of the Pentateuch. He is the author of, among other books, The Book of Exodus: A Biography (Princeton University Press), The Historical David: The Real Life of an Invented Hero (HarperOne), and Bible Nation: The United States of Hobby Lobby (with Candida Moss; Princeton University Press). Current projects include editing The Routledge Handbook of Marginalization in the Bible and a special issue of the journal Religions devoted to the Hebrew Bible, race, and racism, along with writing forthcoming commentaries on Deuteronomy, Exodus, and Lamentations.

Baden is the Director of the Center for Continuing Education at YDS, which offers events, lectures, programs, instructional resources, and publications to enrich ministry and lay learning.

The YDS “Quadcast” series is hosted by Emily Judd ’19 M.A.R., who is Senior Communications Specialist at the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity, an international humanitarian organization supported by Pope Francis, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, and the leadership of the United Arab Emirates. She previously worked as a journalist in the Middle East.

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February 9, 2024