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Public theology fellow leaves legacy of community building and support

Dec. 20, 2021—The Rev. Teresa L. Smallwood, who helped launch Vanderbilt’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative as associate director in 2017, is moving to Pennsylvania’s United Lutheran Seminary in January. Over Smallwood’s four years at Vanderbilt Divinity School, the Collaborative has hosted nearly 30 workshops and more than 20 fellows and scholars to advance racial justice...

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Feb. 13, 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)....

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Three Questions with Emilie M. Townes

Sep. 17, 2014—In advance of all of our public lectures and community events at Vanderbilt Divinity School this year, we plan to interview each of our lecturers. Our first event highlighted is our Community Breakfast on September 25, 2014. (Register by following this link) Three Questions with Emilie M. Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School and E. Rhodes...

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Read This Book: April 2014

Apr. 13, 2014—The April book has been recommended by Emilie M. Townes, Dean of the Divinity School E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon by Eboni Marshall Turman Palgrave Macmillan (2013) Marshall Turman is Assistant Research Professor...

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VDS Feature: Gabriel Horton, BA’11, MDiv3

Feb. 19, 2014—These days, I leave too many Divinity School discussions in exasperation. My blood pressure can’t take it. Just the other day, a dispute about climate change nearly lost me a friendship. I should eat more spinach, or perhaps dark chocolate, to help decrease anxiety. I suppose I could learn also to accept that we all...

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