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The Holy Nugget of Lent

Each month, Dean Emilie M. Townes writes a letter to alumni and friends in the Divinity School’s e-newsletter, the Spire. We are releasing this month’s reflection early to mark Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the 40 day season of Lent in the Christian calendar. Here Dean Townes reflects on the meaning of Lent and its…

Posted by on February 14, 2018 in News, , , ,


READ THIS BOOK: FEBRUARY 2018

Each month, we ask a member of the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty or administration to recommend a book they are currently reading. Our February recommendation is offered by Amy E. Steele, Assistant Dean for Student Life. Dean Steele recommends Ecowomanism: African American Women and Earth-Honoring Faiths by Melanie L. Harris (New York: Orbis Press, 2017)….

Posted by on February 13, 2018 in News, , , ,


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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