Interview with Walter Harrelson (Oral History)


In this interview, Dr. Walter Harrelson discusses his North Carolina upbringing and his academic history and career. He includes his time spent studying at Chapel Hill, Union Seminary, and at Berle in Switzerland, where he studied with Karl Barth. Dr. Harrelson served as Dean at the University of Chicago and Vanderbilt Divinity School, where he was also a professor, and is the author of several books as well as the chair of the translation committee for the New Revised Standard version of the Bible. Dr. Harrelson also relates some of his own, personal philosophy and perspectives on religion, and shares his interests in pseudoapocrypha and the relations between Judaism and Christianity.