Hal Taussig, PhD, collaborator at Early Christian Texts, follows 1st-and 2nd-century Christic imagination. His study of ancient Mediterranean practices opens up new historical perspectives and challenges conventional Christian dogma. Study of newly discovered ancient texts accesses different meanings for our time. Hal reimagines ancient texts, pretexts, and historical contexts as a way toward 21st-century trust, honesty, and—most of all—vulnerability.
He spends his retirement writing, publishing, researching, and playing in natural and urban settings, where he also pursues his interest in death and vitality. He is just finishing up his fifteenth and sixteenth books, and edging toward poetry and wilderness. He is still actively entangled in the mistakes and love of some books he has written in the past fifteen years: A New New Testament; The Thunder: Perfect Mind; In the Beginning Was the Meal: Social Experimentation and Early Christian Identity; and Re-reading the Gospel of Mark Amidst Loss and Trauma.
His professional career included a Professorate of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York for 17 years, a Professorate at Chestnut Hill College, Pastor of Chestnut Hill United Church in Philadelphia, Graduate Faculty of Creation Spirituality, and Pastorate of the Oekolompadgemeinde in Switzerland. His recent lectures include Seoul, Korea; Melbourne, Australia; Holden Village, Washington; and Theologian in Residence in Boulder, Colorado.