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Alumni/ae Tuesday: Jeanie Rice-Cranford

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday for our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day….

Posted by on December 13, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , ,


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Alumni/ae Tuesday: Kitty Taylor, MTS’10

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday for our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day….

Posted by on November 8, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK: November 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our October recommendation is offered by Juan Floyd-Thomas, Associate Professor of African American Religious History.  Professor Floyd-Thomas recommends “The New Abolition: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Black Social Gospel” by Gary Dorrien. Gary Dorrien’s The New Abolition…

Posted by on November 7, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , ,


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The Danger of American Civil Religion

The 2016 presidential election carries with it the enormous gravity of deciding not only who will be the next President of the United States—and, by extension, the leader of the free world—but also of determining if this culturally-constructed public theology that is manifested in the legacy of American Civil Religion (ACR) will undergo a desperately needed reformation. The…

Posted by on November 1, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , ,


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A Reflection on Seven Years in the Divinity Library Exhibit Programs

By Charlotte Lew, Exhibit Preparator and Collections Assistant The renovation of the Divinity Library in 2006 set the stage for the exhibit programs. At the completion of the renovation, the addition of six exhibit cases spotlighted the library’s potential as a suitable location where art and theological education are integrated. The library has an envisioned…

Posted by on October 19, 2016 in Feature, , ,


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READ THIS BOOK: October 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our October recommendation is offered by Laurel C.Schneider, Professor of Religious Studies, Religion and Culture.  Professor Schneider recommends “Green Grass, Running Water ” by Thomas King. Thomas King’s Green Grass, Running Water is a brilliant, quirky novel that plays havoc with…

Posted by on October 9, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , ,


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Alumni/ae Tuesday: Julia Nusbaum, MTS’14

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post series on the VDS Voices blog highlights posts written by VDS and GDR alumni/ae. Hear firsthand about their important work in the community, collaborations with other alumni/ae and faculty, and much more. Be sure to also check out the Divinity School Instagram feed every Tuesday for our Alumni/ae Instagram Takeover Day….

Posted by on October 4, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , , ,


FIRST FRIDAYS Spouses and Partners Breakfast

Beginning graduate theological education is an exciting time for new students, yet we know that Vanderbilt Divinity students don’t undertake this journey alone. Family members, friends, congregations, and many others walk alongside us through the “thick and thin” of professional school. Spouses and partners, in particular, often describe the unique joys and challenges of experiencing…

Posted by on September 28, 2016 in Feature, , , , ,


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Restorative Justice

In my roles as a professor at Vanderbilt’s Divinity School and as the director of the University’s Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership, I often find myself in classrooms, talking about the meaning and nature of justice.  We read Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and Rawls together.  It can be exhilarating.  But I have also taught in…

Posted by on September 21, 2016 in Feature


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READ THIS BOOK September 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our September recommendation is offered by Annalisa Azzoni, Senior Lecturer in Hebrew Bible.  Professor Azzoni recommends Kara Cooney’s The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut’s Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt. In The Woman Who Would Be King:…

Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , ,


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