And the letters keep coming. Meanwhile, Emmanuel is strangely, oddly, inappropriately quiet and apparently wish to leave Chris Rollston in limbo. What could be worse?
I received the following letter from Dr. Ronald Hendel at the University of California, Berkeley, which I am posting below. I have added Dr. Hendel’s letter to Dr. Rollston’s list of public supporters here.
Dear President Sweeney and Dean Holland,
I join my colleagues in attesting to the superb scholarship of Prof. Chris Rollston. He brings credit to your seminary. His views expressed in a column in the Huffington Post ought not to be a concern to an accredited institution of higher learning. Infringement of this principle would be a very serious matter to accrediting institutions, the AAUP, and the membership of the SBL.
Norma and Sam Dabby Professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies