News and Events
August 17, 2015—Churches in commercial spaces, like strip malls, have become a common phenomenon across the U.S., particularly as more contemporary congregations try to draw in younger members to replace the aging populations of more traditional churches. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History and former dean of the Divinity School, is quoted. READ MORE »
August 11, 2015—An affordable housing model that brings together Vanderbilt Divinity School students with young adults with intellectual and developmental challenges is believed to be the first of its kind in Tennessee. Located in the Chestnut Hill area, Divinity Friendship House at Vanderbilt will provide low-cost housing to eight students and three individuals who are all on the autism spectrum this fall semester. READ MORE »
Amy-Jill Levine presents parables as Jesus’ tales to fellow Jews Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi, is reviewed.
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July 24, 2015—We celebrate the launch of a Company of New Pastors at Vanderbilt Divinity School, the first non-PC(USA) seminary to be selected for partnership with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Stay tuned for news this fall announcing the first cohort participants! READ MORE »
University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies Amy-Jill Levine’s book, “Short Stories by Jesus,” is included in a list of other publications that discuss Judaism’s role in Christianity.
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Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, was interviewed about her book Short Stories by Jesus
July 13, 2015—Amy-Jill Levine is a Jewish scholar with a deep love for the New Testament. Her latest book is a detailed, scholarly, and witty investigation of some of Jesus’s parables. It’s called Short Stories by Jesus: The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi. READ MORE »
Congratulations to VDS alumna, Elizabeth Coyle, MTS'11, named Father Ryan dean of student life and campus ministry
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#CharlestonShooting: “Hood Blacks, Good Blacks, He Just Saw Blacks” by Amy Steele, Asst. Dean for Student Life VDS
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June 22, 2015—Leadership Nashville takes in 44 of the city's leaders, from a judge to a restaurant group owner, to help further their roles in the community in its 2016 class. READ MORE »
NPR’s Here and Now conducted a live interview with Dennis C. Dickerson, James M. Lawson Jr. Professor of History, about the impact of the Charleston shooting, the history of the AME Church and that church’s role in the community.
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A prayer offered by the association of Theological Schools' African American Presidents and Deans group.
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June 3, 2015—Amy-Jill Levine was interviewed on “Catholic Comments,” a podcast produced at Creighton University, about The Jewish People and their Sacred Scriptures in the Christian Bible. READ MORE »