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Emilie Townes and James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in Times article, Is God dead? at 50

April 8, 2016—The Time story published on April 8, 1966—which asked the gut-punch question on the cover and was the magazine’s first to include only text—inspired countless angry sermons and 3,421 letters from readers. Those three words that had stirred debate among a few radical theologians suddenly captured the imaginations—and fears—of the nation. They also captured a moment in time. Fifty years later, the publication revisits the iconic question. James Hudnut-Beumler, Anne Potter Wilson Distinguished Professor of American Religious History, and Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, are quoted. READ MORE »

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 »

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