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Ecumenical Protestantism's Battle for Hearts and Knees - By James Hudnut-Beumler

May 27, 2014—James Hudnut-Beumler on David A. Hollinger's After Cloven Tongues of Fire READ MORE »


#YesAllWomen: I Will Not Be Silent Anymore by Teresa K. Pecinovsky, MDiv2

May 1, 2014—The movement spurred our guest poster today-- Teresa K. Pecinovsky--to share her experience with a broader audience in hopes that it might help others who experiencing abuse at the hands of a pastor. Teresa has an MEd from the University of Houston and is a second year MDiv student at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »



The Vocation of Children An Interview with Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Part Two

April 28, 2014—Janel Kragt Bakker, Associate Director of the Collegeville Institute, interviewed Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University, on her work on children and vocation. READ MORE »



VDS alumna, Monica Weber, shares her journey to commencement

May 13, 2014—WHEW. I'm physically and emotionally exhausted, but my entire being still grins from ear to ear after 4 days of celebrating my long-awaited, worked-hard-for graduation from Vanderbilt Divinity School with a Master of Divinity degree. READ MORE »


The Rew. Becca Stevens, VDS alumna, To Receive Humanitarian Award

May 1, 2014—Small Business Council of America to honor Thistle Farms founder at their 31st Congressional Awards Reception in D.C. READ MORE »


The Vocation of Children An Interview with Bonnie Miller-McLemore, Part One

April 21, 2014—Janel Kragt Bakker, Associate Director of the Collegeville Institute, interviewed Bonnie Miller-McLemore, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Divinity School of Vanderbilt University, on her work on children and vocation. READ MORE »


Rev. Francis, MDiv 09, installed at Kinsman Presbyterian

May 3, 2014—The Rev. Susan H. Francis was installed as the called pastor of Kinsman Presbyterian Church, 6383 Church St., during the worship service Feb. 23. READ MORE »



Will Southern Bapstists' Softer Tone on Gays Reach Beyond Nashville Conference? Emilie Townes, dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, is quoted.

April 28, 2014—The largest protestant denomination in the U.S. says it has no plans to drop its opposition to gay marriage and homosexuality. But Southern Baptists are softening the way they talk about it. Last week's summit on human sexuality signaled a shift - less yelling, more loving. READ MORE »


Niger Amin Woodruff was appointed assistant director of admissions and vocational discernment at the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

April 25, 2014—From the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Two African American Taking on New Administrative Roles in Higher Education READ MORE »


Two new Vanderbilt Divinity hires will help guide students

April 18, 2014—The Rev. Lillian Hallstrand and the Rev. Niger Amin Woodruff have joined Vanderbilt Divinity School's Office of Admissions, Vocation and Stewardship in new positions to provide increased guidance to current as well as prospective students. READ MORE »


Professor Dave Michelson published "The Thousand Lives of Charlemagne: How Medieval Poets Turned a Border Skirmish into a Foundational Medieval Legend" Christian History 108 (2014): 39.

December 31, 1969—PASSING CENTURIES only increased Charlemagne's mythic stature. Of all medieval legends about "Holy Roman Emperors," over 1,000 were composed about Charlemagne. The next most popular was Frederick I Barbarossa, whose 50 pale in comparison! Perhaps no legend is a greater example of the power of myth than the epic poem La Chanson de Roland (The Song of Roland). READ MORE »


Professor Dave Michelson published"Charlemagne's Furniture: Whatever Happened to the Holy Roman Empire?" Christian History 108 (2014): 36-38.

December 31, 1969—WHEN CHARLEMAGNE DIED on January 28, 814, his will listed an unusual set of matching furniture. Charlemagne owned three ornamental silver tables, each with a map or image of a city engraved on it. The first bore an image of the city of Rome. The second depicted the Byzantine capital city Constantinople, which thought of itself as "New Rome." In his will, Charlemagne left these two tables to two different bishops. He sent the "Constantinople" table to the bishop of Rome and the "Rome" table to a bishop of former Byzantine territory that he had conquered. READ MORE »



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