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Partial listing of Vanderbilt Divinity/GDR professors fall speaking engagements

Jaco Hamman “The Confession of Belhar,” First Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Sept. 6, Franklin, Tennessee “The organ of tactility: The eye, the internet, sexual pleasure and personal well-being,” Tennessee Pastoral Psychotherapy Association, Sept. 16, Franklin, Tennessee “Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt,” Governor’s Housing Conference, Sept. 20, Nashville “Toward a Christian Sexual Ethic: Why a Marriage…

Posted by on November 14, 2017 in Events, ,


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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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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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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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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, , , , , , , , ,


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


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


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


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The season of waiting

The long quiet has settled in the halls of the Divinity School. Students depart to visit family and friends across town and around the world. Faculty retreat to cozier spaces to grade papers and prepare for the new term. Around our building, the staff is keeping the lights on, holding our steady vigil over daily…

Posted by on December 20, 2015 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, , , , , , , , , , , , ,


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