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Lim’s research on evangelical activism awarded Louisville Institute grant

March 10, 2016—The Louisville Institute has awarded Paul Lim a 2016 sabbatical grant for his research on the growing number of evangelical Christians who are working on the front lines to end human trafficking and other social injustices around the globe. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

March 10, 2016—A pioneering Vanderbilt Divinity School program that provides a welcoming and supportive space for those who want to explore pressing questions at the intersection of religion, gender and sexuality will host a 20th anniversary celebration and conference March 31-April 2. READ MORE »


Rev. Alice Hunt, MTS'96, MA'99, PhD'03, named the University of Montevallo’s Distinguished Alumna for 2016

March 3, 2016—Hunt currently resides in Kenwood, Illinois, where she has served as president and associate professor at Chicago Theological Seminary since 2008. Prior to moving to Chicago, Hunt served as associate dean for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. READ MORE »


Amy-Jill Levine’s examination of Jesus’ parable of the two sons is discussed in the article, The home of repentance

March 1, 2016—In her book Short Stories by Jesus, she corrects a number of common misreadings of the parable, especially those that come from reading Jesus’ story as a comparison between “merciful” Christianity and “unforgiving” Judaism. READ MORE »


Emilie Townes delivered the Yale Divinity School’s annual Parks-King Lecture titled “Colored Orneriness: A Concerto in Four Movements”

March 1, 2016—Emilie Townes, former faculty member and administrator at YDS and now dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, delivered the Parks-King Lecture at YDS on Tuesday night, calling for “just and resilient communities” that overcome the scars of discrimination. READ MORE »


Amy-Jill Levine returns to KC for a second in a series of appearances in the Kansas City area

February 26, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine will return to the metro on Friday and March 5. Village Presbyterian Church will present the Vanderbilt University professor of the New Testament. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article62647227.html#storylink=cpy READ MORE »


Bogitsh Lecture to explore South Asian interreligious relations

February 22, 2016—Anand V. Taneja will offer his perspective on interreligious interaction between Muslims and Hindus in South Asia when he delivers the Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »


Professor Bruce Morrill interviewed on Channel 5: Issues of Faith

February 15, 2016—Ben Hall sits down with Rev. Bruce Morrill, an Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt, to discuss Pope Francis' letter on the environment. READ MORE »



Amy-Jill Levine to speak at Bristol Public Library

February 11, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine, noted author and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences, will give two lectures as part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture’s 2015-16 Lecture Series. READ MORE »





The scholarly work of Amy-Jill Levine is mentioned in Huffington Religion article: What If We All Were Treated the Same by God?

February 4, 2016—This week at Bible study, the students and I looked at the parable found in Matthew 20:1-16, known as The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, or the Parable of the Generous Landowner, or, as Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt Divinity School sees it, it could be called the Parable of the Surprising Salaries. READ MORE »



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