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Bruce Morrill, Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies and Professor of Theological Studies, was invited to write an autobiographical piece for the “Take and Read” series of the National Catholic Reporter.
June 1, 2016— READ MORE »
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Bruce Morrill quoted in article: Pope Francis said he is willing to create a commission to study whether women can be deacons in the Catholic Church, signaling openness to letting women serve in ordained ministry currently reserved for men.
May 16, 2016— READ MORE »
From Eerdmans - Bonnie Miller-McLemore is one of five distinguished scholars examining five questions on Christian Practical Wisdom, Part 3
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From Eerdmans - Bonnie Miller-McLemore one of five distinguished scholars examining five questions on Christian Practical Wisdom, Parts 1-2 ,
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April 28, 2016—In Tennessee, conservative legislators just passed a bill allowing counselors to refuse to provide mental-health services to patients if it would violate their “sincerely held religious belief,” which Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law on Wednesday. READ MORE »
Bruce Morrill published a new journal article, “Good Table Manners? The Presence and Participation of Fellow Christians at Roman Catholic Mass,” in Liturgy, vol. 31, no.3.
April 25, 2016— READ MORE »
Read an excerpt from the recently published book,Christian Practical Wisdom: What It Is, Why It Matters (Eerdmans 2016), co-authored by Bonnie Miller-McLeMore.
April 19, 2016— READ MORE »
Evon Flesberg quoted in Religious News Service article "Christian therapists push back against Tennessee counseling bill"
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Bruce Morrill quoted in an article on the release of Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, “Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family.”
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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 »