Westmont, UCSB to Host Annual Lecture in New Testament

Dr. Steven Friesen

Dr. Steven Friesen

Steven Friesen, professor of religious studies at the University of Texas Austin, speaks about “Violence and the Book of Revelation: Žižek and John, Together at Last” at the UCSB-Westmont Annual Lecture in New Testament on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. in UCSB’s McCune Conference Room, Humanities and Social Science Building room 6020. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.

Friesen has published several books, including “Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John: Reading Revelation in the Ruins,” “Ancestors in Post-Contact Religion: Roots, Ruptures, and Modernity’s Memory” and “Urban Religion in Roman Corinth: Interdisciplinary Approaches.” His current research interests include economic inequality in the early churches. more

Friesen will also speak at Westmont on Friday, Oct. 12,  about “Apocalyptic Personhood: How Revelation Creates Women and Men” from 2-3:05 p.m. in Winter Hall, room 206. The talk is free and open to the public.


  1. What I wouldn’t give to be at this lecture. Žižek and John!? What are the chances you’ll be recording it? I’ll increase my alumnus giving?