Sarah S Henrich
Professor Emeritus of New Testament

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651-641-3466    BH 109


NT 1232 01 F6THE NEW TESTMENT IN FIRST CENTURY Spring Semester 2014-2015

An introduction to the literary, social, historical, and religious contexts of the New Testament writings. Focus will be on reading primary texts (in translation), e.g. The Golden Ass, 4 Maccabees, Toxaris; on learning about the political, economic, and social circumstances of ancient communities; and on understanding how and why early proclamation of Jesus came as "good news" to ancient hearers. COURSE DOES NOT MEET ON FEB. 27, 2015. WILL MEET ON MARCH 20, 2015.

Speaking Topics:

Sarah S Henrich is available to speak at your congregation's event or adult forum on the following topics. For other faculty and staff resources, visit our Online Resource Guide

  • A Look at Ecology
  • How to Use the Bible in Moral Deliberation
  • Interpreting the Bible
  • Judaism in New Testament Times
  • Life in New Testament Times
  • Paul's Letters
  • The Bible and Art
  • The Book of Acts
  • The Family
  • The Gospel of Luke
  • Women in the Bible
  • Worship


M.A.St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN
Ph.D.Yale University
New Haven, CT
M.Phil.Yale University
New Haven, CT
M.A.Yale University
New Haven, CT
M.Div.Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA
M.A.Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr, PA
B.A.Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA


Sarah Henrich came to the Luther Seminary faculty in 1992 from Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, where she had been assistant professor of New Testament (half-time) since 1989.

A former teacher, Henrich served as director of Christian education and assistant pastor at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in New Canaan, Conn., from 1983 to 1989.

She received a B.A. degree magna cum laude in 1969 from



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