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Sister Elizabeth Johnson: 'The waste of time on this investigation is unconscionable' VDS Professor Bruce Morrill is quoted.
August 16, 2014—A nun who drew U.S. Catholic bishops' ire with what they consider radical feminist writings fired back Friday, saying their investigation of women's orders is wasteful when financial mismanagement and sexual abuses are being covered up. Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies, is quoted. READ MORE »
August 18, 2014—Dale Johnson, a retired Vanderbilt professor of church history who was editor of a book that traced the history of the Divinity School, has died. READ MORE »
Vanderbilt names dorm for civil rights leader Kelly Miller Smith. VDS Prof. Forrest Harris is quoted.
August 13, 2014—Smith Hall honors a man who also was the assistant dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School from 1969 until he died in 1984. READ MORE »
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July 31, 2014—Jack M. Sasson, the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt, has been inducted into the International Association for Assyriology's Honorary Council. READ MORE »
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July 11, 2014—A retired Vanderbilt Divinity professor who was a prolific writer on theological education during the 1980s has written a memoir that he hopes speaks to the next generation of theologians. READ MORE »
June 30, 2014—James W. Barker, PhD'11, has been awarded the 2014 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship. Barker, a visiting assistant professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, was honored for his essay "Ancient Compositional Practices and the Gospels: A Reassessment." READ MORE »
Biblical Hospital Advertising: Message of Hope or Despair? VDS Professors Viki Matson and Ellen T. Armour quoted
June 29, 2014—St. Thomas Health is the second-largest hospital system in Nashville, Tennessee. This spring, they launched a sweeping multi-media advertising campaign centered on a verse from the Gospel of Luke: "For with God, nothing shall be impossible - Luke 1:37." READ MORE »
Vanderbilt communications honored by Tennessee higher ed alliance, including Ann Marie Deer Owens, Senior Public Affairs Officer
June 16, 2014—Vanderbilt University was honored with six awards from the Tennessee College Public Relations Association at its spring meeting June 12-13. READ MORE »
Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy. Mark Forrester, university chaplain and director of religious life, is quoted.
June 9, 2014—In a collision between religious freedom and anti-discrimination policies, some religious groups have refused to agree to the demand that any student, regardless of his or her religious beliefs, should be able to run for election as a leader of any group, including the Christian association. READ MORE »
May 29, 2014—As the longtime chaplain at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Rev. Raye Nell Dyer has been on a mission at Vanderbilt for 17 years, making her mark and guiding people and children who need her most through joys and tribulations. READ MORE »
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