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Bonnie Miller-McLemore on Practical Theology (listen to interview)

May 19, 2015—Bonnie Miller-McLemore chats with Callid and Bo to help introduce the upcoming Practical Theology Project. READ MORE »


Lilly Endowment funds VU Divinity program on preaching quality

May 19, 2015—Vanderbilt Divinity School has launched a program to train coaches who will help preachers improve and enrich their sermon preparation and communication skills, thanks to a $500,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. READ MORE »


n Defense of Practical Theological Knowledge by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

May 14, 2015—The question sounds almost sophomorically abstract: What is it to know something? But the answer has significant real world consequences in, for example, how we educate our children, how we structure educational systems, and how we prepare for our life’s work. READ MORE »


Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty including Douglas A. Knight, M. Douglas Meeks and Jack Sasson

May 11, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. READ MORE »


Naomi Yoder, MDiv15 among Vanderbilt Founder’s Medalists for top scholars

May 11, 2015—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos awarded the top scholars from each of the university’s undergraduate and professional schools with Founder’s Medals during Commencement, May 8. READ MORE »


Again by Emilie M. Townes

April 30, 2015—In Feminist Studies in Religion (online) READ MORE »


Professor Bruce Morrill quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article

April 29, 2015—Pope Francis and climate change: why Catholic skeptics are so alarmed READ MORE »


The Future of Religion Is Ascendant by Emilie M. Townes

April 27, 2015—The search for meaning is eternal. READ MORE »


Emilie Townes recipient of higher education Pacesetter Award

April 21, 2015—The Rev. Emilie M. Townes, dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School, has been awarded the 2015 Pacesetter Award by the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. READ MORE »



Divinity Distinguished Alumnus Gardner Taylor dies

April 14, 2015—The Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, 96, who was named Vanderbilt Divinity School Distinguished Alumnus in 2000, died on April 5 in Durham, North Carolina. He had earned his bachelor’s degree from the Oberlin School of Theology in 1940. READ MORE »


Professor Dave Michelson receives NEH grant to save endangered Middle Eastern culture

April 9, 2015—David Michelson is part of an international collaboration to be awarded National Endowment for the Humanities funding to preserve Syriac culture, including historical data about key moments in the development and interaction of Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other religions. READ MORE »




James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in NBC News story: The Bible: AD

April 6, 2015—Unlike last year’s big budget films Noah and Exodus: Gods and Kings, this year’s big budget miniseries event The Bible: AD, features a diverse cast that was almost as diverse as Jerusalem was back in the day. The series starts today on NBC and super producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey have the church to thank for pushing them to move in this more historically accurate direction with their second foray into a Bible-based miniseries. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, is quoted. READ MORE »



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