Chris Marshall will address restorative justice at AMBS on March 12

Published: March 7, 2013

Mary E. Klassen

Chris Marshall, Ph.D., will be a guest presenter at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Tuesday, March 12. Known for his work in the area of restorative justice, Marshall is head of the School of Art History, Classics and Religious Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Events featuring Marshall are:

  • Welcome gathering, 9:45–10:15 a.m., Waltner Hall Lounge
  • Chapel, 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Sermon: “For the joy set before Him”
  • Peace and Justice Colloquium, 12:30–1:30 p.m., Lambright Center Room H. Presentation: “Compassionate justice”

Marshall is a leading New Testament scholar who has done groundbreaking work on the Bible and restorative (or compassionate) justice. He has also won awards for his excellence in teaching. He earned a Master of Arts: Peace Studies at AMBS in 1996, and his first book dealing with justice in the Bible was Beyond retribution: a New Testament vision for justice, crime, and punishment which originated as thesis at AMBS. He has completed a Ph.D. in New Testament before coming to AMBS. Other significant books include Crowned with glory and honor: human rights in the biblical tradition, The little book of biblical justice: a fresh approach to the Bible’s teachings on justice, and most recently Compassionate justice: an interdisciplinary dialogue with two gospel parables on law, crime, and restorative justice (2012).

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