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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 »

John McClure awarded Luce Fellowship in Theology

April 3, 2015—John S. McClure, a Vanderbilt Divinity School professor who teaches and writes about preaching, worship and communication, has been named a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology for 2015-2016. READ MORE »

James Byrd writes for the Christian Century - When the founders looked to Moses

March 26, 2015—Did Moses influence the founding of the United States? This historical question has generated controversy in Texas, where politicians, historians, and educators have recently debated whether Moses should be listed as an American founder in new social studies textbooks. READ MORE »

Professor Forrest Harris keynote speaker - Drum Major banquet to recognize extraordinary acts of service

March 20, 2015—St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal Church in Gallatin will hold its second annual Drum Major Awards Banquet to honor outstanding local community leaders 5 p.m. March 28 at First Baptist Church on Winchester Street. READ MORE »

Mothers, children and theology focus of Antoinette Brown Lecture, delivered by Bonnie Miller-McLemore

March 20, 2015—Miller-McLemore, the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology and Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School, will speak at 7 p.m. in Benton Chapel. Her talk is free and open to the public. READ MORE »

James Hudnut-Beumler quoted in Faith, Finance and Fear: How Churches Declare Bankruptcy

March 13, 2015—Bankruptcy is one of the most effective yet misunderstood forms of consumer protection in the legal system. But what do you do when the very concept of bankruptcy contradicts the foundation of your beliefs? The process of resolving insolvency is a particularly tricky one for a select group of individuals — church leaders. READ MORE »

Tensions between religion and secular society explored in new class. Professor Douglas A. Knight quoted

March 13, 2015—A multidisciplinary class at Vanderbilt Divinity School is exploring the ramifications of an increasing emphasis around the globe on the material world and this-worldly existence, according to Douglas Knight, who is teaching “Secularism” this semester with 29 other Vanderbilt faculty members serving as guest lecturers. READ MORE »

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