William R. Herzog II
Professor of New Testament Interpretation
B.A., Harvard University
M.Div., American Baptist Seminary of the West
Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School
William R. Herzog II is widely respected for his Biblical scholarship, his popular teaching style, and his outspoken commitment to justice.
Herzog has published three studies of the historical Jesus: Parables as Subversive Speech: Jesus as Pedagogue of the Oppressed (1994); Jesus, Justice and the Reign of God (2000); and Prophet and Teacher: An Introduction to the Historical Jesus (2005) as well as numerous other articles. In addition to his work in New Testament, Bill is interested in the relationship of baseball, religion and American culture. Working with a faculty colleague, Christopher Evans, he has co-edited a collection of essays entitled The Faith of Fifty Million: Essays on Baseball, Religion and American Culture (2002). He is a life long member of the Red Sox Nation.
Herzog came to Andover Newton from Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS), where he served as the Sallie Knowles Crozer Professor of New Testament Interpretation. During his tenure at CRCDS he also served for ten years as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Life. He served Andover Newton as Dean of the Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs from 2007-2010, and as Professor of New Testament Interpretation until his retirement in Spring 2012.