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20 November 2011

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Thanks for the memories

During Homecoming/ Reunion 2011, Bob Lewis, MDiv'61, recalled his time as a student at Vanderbilt Divinity School during our annual memorial service. In his reflection, Bob helps us remember how we have been shaped by this place and its people. Read more >>


Associate Dean Melissa Snarr joined the "Labor in the Pulpit" campaign when she preached about her activism and research in the living wage movement at Glendale Baptist Church. Beyond her Glendale community, Dean Snarr's sermon challenges us to know the power of loving justice. Read more >>

Miss the 2011 Cole Lectures?

Watch a video of R. Scott Appleby, professor of history and the John M. Regan Jr. Director of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He delivered two lectures: "The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion as a Source of Violent and Nonviolent Militance" and "Strong Religion, Weak Religion: Religious Extremism and Its Violent Accomplices" as a part of Homecoming/Reunion 2011.


Check out these new releases from our faculty and alumni/ae:

The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us  

The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us
Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine

Press release >>

Mashup Religion: Pop Music and Theological Invention  

Mashup Religion: Pop Music and Theological Invention
John S. McClure

Read a review of McClure's book >>

All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement (Religion and Social Transformation)  

All You That Labor: Religion and Ethics in the Living Wage Movement (Religion and Social Transformation)
C. Melissa Snarr

Read a review of Snarr's book >>

Creating Women's Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought  

Creating Women's Theology: A Movement Engaging Process Thought
Monica A. Coleman, MDiv'98

Read more about Coleman's book >>


Sherry Cothran, MDiv'10

Read more >>

  In the news

The Tennessean: 'Occupy' movement has echoes in Abrahamic faiths
Lindsey Krinks, a second-year master of theological studies student, and Salina Khan reflect on how their faith has informed their social witness and involvement with Occupy Nashville. Read more >>

Read more about Vanderbilt Divinity student roles in the Occupy Nashville movement.
Nashville Scene post
The Tennessean article

Viki Matson, director of field education, and Trudy Stringer, associate director of field education, are to be honored with the Friend of Scarritt-Bennett Award at the fourth annual Scarritt-Bennett Awards Dinner on Dec. 1. More information >>

The Tennessean: Big heart for women earns Nashville woman big honor
The Rev. Becca Stevens, MDiv'90, was chosen by President Obama as one of 15 "Champions of Change" and was recognized at the White House on October 20 for her work with the Magdalene and Thistle Farms programs.

Read more about Becca's honor:
The Tennessean

Building a brighter future for youth
The Rev. Judi Huffman, MDiv'91, and Monique Moultrie, PhD'10, participated in the Human Rights Campaign's road to equality forum in Nashville. The event's cosponsors included the Divinity School's Carpenter Program and Vanderbilt Divinity School's student group GABLE. The Rev. Pam Hawkins, MDiv'97, and Laura Rossbert, second-year master of divinity student, helped to organize the event. Read more >>

Tennessee Register: New Jesuit at Vanderbilt finds work on 'the frontiers' a good fit
The Rev. Bruce Morrill, the newly appointed Edward A. Malloy Chair of Catholic Studies, finds himself the only Jesuit priest serving in the Diocese of Nashville. Only a few months into his appointment, Morrill has found his place in the "frontier" of Vanderbilt and Nashville. Read more >>

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19 1920 Upcoming events

Save the Date:
38th Antoinette Brown Lecture

March 22, 2012

Amy Hollywood, Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies at Harvard Divinity School

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