The Religious Impact of Rice University on the Houston Community

Sundays, October 7 — November 11, 2012
9:45 – 10:45 a.m. in basement classroom

In celebration of the rich environment which Rice University has provided in the community, Sunday Forum presents five academic leaders to give their perspective on the influence that the university has exerted on the scene and how each one’s work continues to enrich our religious lives.

November 11 Matthias Henze

Matthias Henze holds the Watt J. and Lilly G. Jackson Chair in Biblical Studies at Rice University, where he teaches the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. In January of 2009, Matthias started the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice. Matthias will first talk about the Program, its mission and academic orientation. Then he will discuss The “Declaration of the ELCA to the Jewish Community” from 1994. He is a member of Christ the King Church and married to Pastor Karin Liebster.