In Memoriam – William R. Herzog II

August 6, 2019 ~ Carolyn Matthews

The administration, trustees, faculty, and staff of American Baptist Seminary of the West send our condolences to the family and friends of William R. (Bill) Herzog, II. Bill served on the faculty of ABSW as professor of New Testament from 1974-1988 and as a core faculty member of the Graduate Theological Union (GTU). He went on to teach at Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School and served as Dean of the Faculty at various seminaries. In addition to his work in the seminary environment, he also served as an interim pastor at Lakeshore Avenue Baptist Church in Oakland, CA. Bill authored three books exploring the public work of the historical Jesus. They are:  Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed (1994); Jesus, Justice and the Reign of God: A Ministry of Liberation (2000) and Prophet and Teacher: An Introduction to the Historical Jesus (2005) in addition to many articles and studies. He is fondly remembered as a scholar, friend, and mentor.