March 13, 2002
Director of Media Relations

AMHERST, Mass.—Bruce Chilton, professor of religion at Bard College, will speak on “Jesus’ Resurrection: From the Tombs of Caiaphas to the Visions of Jesus” on Thursday, April 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Fayerweather Hall Room 115 at Amherst College. Chilton’s talk, the third in a series on Rethinking Jesus: His Intellectual, Spiritual and Material World, is sponsored by the Willis D. Wood Fund and the Religion Department at Amherst College. The event is open to the public at no charge.

In addition to Bard and Yale University, where he was the first Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Chilton has taught in Europe at the Universities of Cambridge, Sheffield and Munster. Currently Bernard Iddings Bell Professor of Religion at Bard, he also directs the college’s Institute of Advanced Theology. Throughout his career, he has been active in the pastoral ministry of the Anglican Church, and he is presently rector of the Church of St. John the Evangelist.

Chilton is a scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. He is the author of The Isaiah Targum, (1987) the first critical translation of the Aramaic version of Isaiah, and of several academic studies that put Jesus in his Jewish context: A Galilean Rabbi and His Bible (1984), The Temple of Jesus (1992) and Pure Kingdom (1996). His most recent book is Rabbi Jesus: An Intimate Biography (2000).