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VDS Alumna's 'residential program for women' featured in new PBS series

January 26, 2015—On Monday Thistle Farms, started by Becca Stevens, will be featured in PBS’ “A Path Appears,” which is a three-part documentary series that builds off the vision of New York Times best-seller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.” READ MORE »

Divinity School to host the Art, Advocacy & Action Symposium 'This Is My Body: Exploring Gender and Sexual Justice'

January 26, 2015—Beginning February 11 and spanning three days, Vanderbilt Divinity School will host its second annual Art, Advocacy and Action symposium. READ MORE »

Former VDS professor, William Edward Farley, dies at 85

January 26, 2015—William Edward Farley taught philosophy and theology at DePauw University and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary before joining the faculty of the Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1969, working there for three decades. READ MORE »

Listen: Renowned scholar of #HebrewBible and ancient Near East, Jack Sasson, retires from teaching

January 13, 2015—Students and colleagues of Jack M. Sasson recently feted the Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies and Hebrew Bible at Vanderbilt University on the occasion of his “last tango” (final class lecture). READ MORE »

Edward Farley: exponent of constructive theological wisdom

January 12, 2015—Academics and church leaders are among those mourning the loss of Edward Farley, a scholar and writer of "constructive theology", who died at the end of last year (2014) at the age of 85. READ MORE »

Campbellsville University to host American Baptist College president and VDS Professor, Dr. Forrest Harris, Jan. 21 at Martin Luther King service

January 7, 2015—Dr. Forrest E. Harris, president of American Baptist College in Nashville, Tenn., is the guest speaker for Campbellsville University's annual Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial Worship Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 in Ransdell Chapel at 401 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville. READ MORE »

Seeing the Gospels through a Jewish lens: An interview with Amy-Jill Levine - See more at:

January 6, 2015—Jesus was a Jew who practiced a Jewish religion and preached mostly to Jewish people about Jewish themes. I explored this idea earlier in the week through an interview with National Book Award winner James Carroll about how Christians often overlook Jesus’ Jewishness. Today, I extend this line of thinking a bit with a conversation with Amy-Jill Levine, professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »

Rediscovering Jesus with Amy-Jill Levine

January 6, 2015—From childhood, Christians grow up hearing the parables (the stories told by Jesus) so frequently that mentioning “the Good Samaritan” or “the Prodigal Son” is more likely to prompt a yawn than an inspiring reflection. But today, we promise you this: If you read this new book about Jesus’s parables, you will close the back cover with far more questions than you dreamed possible. - See more at: READ MORE »

Divinity Students Leave Large Footprint on Nashville’s Nonprofit Scene

January 5, 2015—GQ calls it “Nowville.” Time magazine has dubbed it “The South’s Red-Hot Town.” Indeed, these are heady times for Vanderbilt’s hometown, now one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities. The signs of ambitious new building projects are everywhere. In October the think tank City Observatory released a report identifying Nashville as second only to Houston in cities attracting an increased percentage of young college graduates. READ MORE »

Remembering Nashville theologian, musician Ed Farley

January 5, 2015—Edward Farley was a professor, author, husband and father, ordained Presbyterian, jazz trumpeter and pianist, chorister, outdoorsman, Nashvillian. Farley, who died Dec. 27, age 85, was also a leading theologian, a thinker about Christian tradition across decades of social tumult. READ MORE »

Memorial service set for renowned Vanderbilt professor of theology, William Edward Farley

December 31, 2014—William Edward Farley, a distinguished scholar and prolific writer on constructive systematic theology who taught at Vanderbilt Divinity School for nearly three decades, died Dec. 27. A memorial service will be held for Farley at Second Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at 3:30 p.m. READ MORE »

It’s a Matrix by Emilie M. Townes

December 18, 2014—published in Race Matters in the Classroom READ MORE »

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