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Dr. Gale Yee to Receive 2015 Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies

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Graduate Theological Foundation to Award Episcopal Divinity School Professor Gale Yee with 2015 Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies

The Graduate Theological Foundation announces Dr. Gale Yee of Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as the 2015 recipient of the Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies.

A member of the Episcopal Divinity School faculty, Dr. Gale Yee is Nancy W. King Professor of Biblical Studies and a widely recognized scholar in the field.  The Krister Stendahl Medal in Biblical Studies was established in 2009 in remembrance of the late Krister Stendahl (1921-2008), influential New Testament scholar, Bishop of Stockholm, Sweden, and Dean of Harvard Divinity School, to recognize and honor the work of biblical scholars such as Dr. Gale Yee.  Dr. Hugh Page heads the official search committee for the Stendahl Medal.  Past recipients include The Rev. Dr. Renita Weems of American Baptist College (2014) and Professor Christo Lombaard of the University of South Africa (2013).  The awarding of the Stendahl Medal will take place on May 8, 2015 at the GTF’s annual commencement ceremony in South Bend, Indiana.   The GTF is pleased to honor Dr. Gale Yee’s important work in the area of biblical studies as demonstrated by her published scholarship and teaching. About receiving the 2015 Stendahl Medal, Dr. Yee states, “Krister Stendahl has been an excellent mentor/scholar for my own biblical studies. I am honored to receive the 2015 medal established in his name.  I would like to thank the Graduate Theological Foundation, The Rev. Dr. Hugh Page, and the Stendahl Medal search committee for selecting me. I am flattered, but most of all humbled, to be chosen.”

Dr. Gale Yee has served on the Episcopal Divinity School faculty since 1998 before which she was Professor of Hebrew Bible and Director of Women’s Studies at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota).  For several years, she was general editor of the Semeia Studies series of the Society of Biblical Literature and is currently an editor of the Texts@Contexts Series for Fortress Press. Her latest book project is Open Your Hand to the Poor: The Creation of Poverty in Ancient Israel. She is author of the widely lauded Poor Banished Children of Eve: Woman as Evil in the Hebrew Bible (Fortress Press) and editor of Judges and Method: New Approaches in Biblical Studies (Fortress Press), among other works. She holds a B.A. and M.A. from Loyola University (Chicago) and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s College.