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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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READ THIS BOOK – November

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our November recommendation is offered by Mark Miller-McLemore, Dean of the Disciples Divinity House and Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry. In some congregations, the Supreme Court’s decision on same sex marriage equality made…

Posted by on November 8, 2015 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Events: Harrod Lecture

The Howard L. Harrod Lecture was established to honor Harrod, the Oberlin Alumni Professor of Social Ethics and Sociology of Religion, who taught for more than 30 years at Vanderbilt. Harrod worked extensively in environmental ethics and activism and was an advocate for new ways of understanding the relationships of humans with the animal and natural…

Posted by on October 20, 2013 in Events, ,


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