Dr. Josh Richards, assistant professor of English at Williams Baptist University, has written an article for the book “Paul and Seneca in Dialogue.” The book, published last spring by Brill, is part of the company’s Ancient Philosophy and Religion series.
The volume is an edited collection with essays by eminent classical and biblical scholars in which Richards contributed a chapter entitled “The Stoic and the Saint”, which serves as the volume’s epilogue.
At the suggestion of noted author N.T. Wright, the editors of the volume commissioned a narrative depiction of a meeting of Paul and Seneca. Richards attended a young scholar’s conference at Cambridge a few years ago where he got to know the editor. Richards states, “I was glad to contribute an essay when Dr. Dodson asked.”
Richard’s father, Dr. Randy Richards, who previously taught at Williams, also contributed an essay. “It was an honor to work among such incredible scholars. It was a fascinating experience to write the Apostle Paul and imagine his interaction with his contemporary, the stoic philosopher Seneca”, says Richards.
Williams is a Christian, liberal arts college in Walnut Ridge, Ark. It will become Williams Baptist University in July of 2018.