Cole Lectures

  • Looking Back at the Beginnings

    Looking Back at the Beginnings

    By: Jonathan Radford, MDiv1 Believe it or not, this blog you’re reading right now has been a source for information, enlightenment, and engagement at the Vanderbilt Divinity School and communities around the world for a little more than a year. So, we thought it… Read More

    Nov. 12, 2014

  • Vanderbilt University

    Three Questions with Tex Sample

    Tex Sample Tex Sample, the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor, emeritus,of Church and Society at the Saint Paul School of Theology, will deliver the 2014 Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt University on October 2-3. For our readers to become acquainted with Professor Sample, we asked him to respond to… Read More

    Sep. 24, 2014

  • Feature: 2013 Cole Lectures Reflection

    Feature: 2013 Cole Lectures Reflection

      Elaine Pagels delievers the 2013 Cole Lectures at Vanderbilt Divinity School The 2013 Cole Lectures were delivered on October 3-4 by renowned scholar Elaine Pagels, author of Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation. In her first lecture titled “Art, Music and Politics… Read More

    Oct. 30, 2013

  • Friday Photo 10.11.13

    Friday Photo 10.11.13

    This year, Elaine Pagels, Harrington Spear Paine Foundation Professor of Religion, Princeton University, presented the  Cole Lectures. This photo is from her lecture, “Art, Music, and Politics in the Book of Revelation.” Cole Lecturer Elaine Pagels, speaks from the main pulpit as she delivers… Read More

    Oct. 11, 2013

  • VDS Events: The Cole Lectures

    VDS Events: The Cole Lectures

    Philanthropist Edmund W. Cole, president of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad and treasurer of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, endowed the annual Cole Lecture Series in 1892 “for the defense and advocacy of the Christian religion.” Cole’s gift provided for the first sustained lectureship in the history of Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Sep. 29, 2013