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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, , , , , , , , , , ,


Lee Catoe

Welcome from Lee Catoe, MDiv’2

Each year, VDS invites returning students to offer words of advice to the incoming class. We hope these stories and lived wisdom will help you navigate your own path at Vanderbilt! To my siblings, It is with great joy that I welcome you all to this prophetic community that is Vanderbilt Divinity School. I often…

Posted by on August 24, 2016 in Feature, , , , ,


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READ THIS BOOK – AUGUST 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our August recommendation is offered by Joe Pennel, Professor of the Practice of Leadership. Professor Pennel recommends The Triumph of Faith: Why the World is More Religious than Ever by Rodney Stark. After reading Rodney Stark’s book titled…

Posted by on August 14, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , ,


Stehanie Downing, Cave Hill Country Park (with Belfast in the background)

Reconciling Peace

A Metadiscourse on Remembering Religion and the Troubles in Belfast By: Stephanie Downing, MTS2 “Ireland, the continual past.”[1] This stage direction sets the stage for Northern Irish playwright Stewart Parker’s masterpiece Northern Star. There is perhaps no better setting for a play written in 1984 about the failed 1798 rebellion, led by the United Irishmen,…

Posted by on August 3, 2016 in Feature, , , , , , ,


keith on steps at fisk

Alumni/ae Tuesday – Keith Caldwell

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 May 10, 2016 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, ,


Seow-Choon-Leong

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, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


READ THIS BOOK – April 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 Graham Reside, Executive Director, Cal Turner Program in Moral Leadership for the Professions and Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Professor Reside recommends “The Myth of Religious Violence” by William…

Posted by on April 17, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , ,


ReadThisBookJan

READ THIS BOOK – January 2016

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our January recommendation is offered by Forrest Harris, Associate Professor of the Practice of Ministry and Director of the Kelly Miller Smith Institute on the African-American Church.           Stand Your Ground: Black…

Posted by on January 17, 2016 in Read This Book, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Hamman

Neither Good, nor Bad, nor Neutral

Prospective master of divinity and master of theological studies students are invited to join Dean Emilie M. Townes and a featured faculty member for an informal dinner and faculty research presentation. On Tuesday, 3 November 2015, Jaco Hamman, director of the Program in Theology and Practice and associate professor of religion, psychology, and culture addressed…

Posted by on December 2, 2015 in Dinner with the Dean, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Rev. Lora Andrews and Rev. Judi Hoffman

Alumni/ae Tuesday – #GivingTuesday

Our monthly Alumni/ae Tuesday Guest Post has expanded! We’re proud to present #VDSGiving. We have invited VDS and GDR alumni/ae to write about what their Divinity School education meant to them, and to also write about the impact of the scholarship assistance they received. Our goal is to demonstrate how scholarship support has a lasting impact on…

Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Alumni/ae Tuesday, Giving Tuesday, , , , , , ,


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