hylen-oday-festschrift-story.pngAssociate Professor of New Testament Susan Hylen is one of three co-editors of a new Festschrift honoring the late Gail R. O’Day, who served on Candler’s faculty for 23 years and died in 2018.

An authority on John, O’Day contributed numerous books and articles to New Testament studies and preaching that are still widely used by scholars and ministers. This new collection, Narrative Mode and Theological Claim in Johannine Literature: Essays in Honor of Gail R. O’Day (SBL Press) features essays and sermons on the Gospel of John and Revelation by O’Day’s friends, colleagues, and former students, who engage the possibilities raised by her interest in integrating historical, literary, theological, and homiletic methods.

O'DayContributors include Hylen, Bandy Professor of Preaching Teresa L. Fry Brown, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching Thomas G. Long, and Almar H. Shatford Professor of Divinity Ted A. Smith.

O’Day (pictured right) taught at Candler from 1987 to 2010, when she became dean and professor of New Testament and Preaching at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. At Candler, O’Day served as Almar H. Shatford Professor of Preaching and New Testament and was named Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs in 2003.