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READ THIS BOOK – May 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our March recommendation is offered by Choon-Leong Seow, Distinguished Professor of Hebrew Bible. Professor Seow recommends Volume 12 of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception.       Volume 12 of the Encyclopedia…

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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“Laudato Si: On Care For Our Common Home.”

As my yearlong research leave from the Divinity School was winding down this past summer, I found myself imagining how I might put some of the resources in my endowed chair to work for the benefit of our school and the wider community. The notion first came to me in late May on a long…

Posted by on March 9, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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On Care for Our Common Home

On Thursday, June 18, 2015, Pope Francis released Laudato Si’, in English Praise Be to You: On Care for Our Common Home. This encyclical is the first to address the sweeping consequences of anthropogenic climate change, and it presents Pope Francis’ pastoral commitment to the integral flourishing of all life. Throughout this writing, Francis draws…

Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Events, Feature, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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My First Year Experience – Kimberly A. Goins

by Kimberly A. Goins, MTS1 As I reflect upon my first year experience at Vanderbilt University Divinity School, I cannot help but think what I wrote in my personal statement: I want to pursue the master of theological studies degree because I have a myriad of ideas about the connections among politics, racism, social justice, the…

Posted by on November 25, 2015 in First Year Experience, , , , , , , , ,


Paul DeHart

READ THIS BOOK – October 2015

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 Paul DeHart, Professor of Theology and Chair, The Graduate Department of Religion. Peter Brown, Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity…

Posted by on October 11, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Rev. Eric Smith

Alumni/ae Tuesday – Eric Smith, MTS ’02

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 June 9, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , , , , ,


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Alumni/ae Tuesday: Jane Ellen Nickell

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 April 7, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, , , , , , ,


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Three Questions with Daniel Siedell

Daniel A. Siedell is an art historian, critic, and author of God in the Gallery: A Christian Embrace of Modern Art. Mr. Siedell will deliver a special lecture, “Thinking Theologically about Modern & Contemporary Art”,  at Vanderbilt Divinity School on Wednesday, April 8, 2015. For our readers to become acquainted with Mr. Siedell, we asked him to respond to…

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Feature, , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK February 2015

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our February recommendation is offered by James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History.             This Month’s Book: Weird John Brown: Divine Violence and the Limits of Ethics…

Posted by on February 9, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , ,


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Icons and Imagination

In this assignment, VDS students reflect on their encounter with various Christian traditions. Our goal is not just passive knowledge but for students to add their own voices to the many interpretations of Christianity. Given the diversity of the VDS community, our voices speak from a variety of perspectives. Nevertheless, we have each encountered the long…

Posted by on August 27, 2014 in Feature, , ,


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