Westar Institute

Institutional Affiliation
Charter Member

Hal Taussig

Institutional Affiliation

Professor of New Testament (retired), Co-pastor (retired)

Union Theological Seminary,  New York, New York, Chestnut Hill United Methodist Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ph.D., The Union Institute M.Div., Methodist Theological School in Ohio A.B., Antioch College


Hal Taussig recently retired as Professor of New Testament at Union Theological Seminary in New York. He lectures around the country and world. The editor of the award-winning A New New Testament (2013), United Methodist minister, and author of fourteen books, his mediography includes The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Daily Show, People Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, National Public Radio, the Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC, the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Radio, The History Channel, and the Washington Post.http://www.haltaussig.org/

Academic Appointments

• Lecturer in New Testament, Union Theological Seminary, 1999–2000• Graduate Faculty, Holistic Spirituality, Chestnut Hill College, 1990–• Graduate Faculty, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College, 1993–• Adjunct Faculty, St. Joseph’s University, 1985–1991• Adjunct Faculty, Albright College, 1982–1989• Visiting Professor of New Testament, School of Theology at Claremont, 1982–1986

Professional Service

• Steering Committee, Ancient Texts and Modern Theories of Christian Origins Seminar, Society of Biblical Literature, 1997–• Board of Directors, Protestant Campus Ministry, Drexel University, 1995–