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The Bishop Alfred E. White Endowed Heritage Lectures will be presented at Hood Theological Seminary on Feb. 12 and 13 by the Rev. Dr. Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University.
February 11, 2016— READ MORE »
February 11, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine, noted author and University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and College of Arts and Sciences, will give two lectures as part of the King University Institute for Faith and Culture’s 2015-16 Lecture Series. READ MORE »
Marilyn Thornton, MDiv'02, writes about Cecilia Olusola Tribble's (MTS'11) song, “Living in the Imagination of God”
February 8, 2016— READ MORE »
Dean Emilie M. Townes reflects on the institutions and ideas that perpetuate captivity in this Moyo video
February 5, 2016— READ MORE »
The scholarly work of Amy-Jill Levine is mentioned in Huffington Religion article: What If We All Were Treated the Same by God?
February 4, 2016—This week at Bible study, the students and I looked at the parable found in Matthew 20:1-16, known as The Parable of the Vineyard Workers, or the Parable of the Generous Landowner, or, as Professor Amy-Jill Levine of Vanderbilt Divinity School sees it, it could be called the Parable of the Surprising Salaries. READ MORE »
Professor Joe Pennel's Op Ed published in the Tennessean "Let's admit that fear causes war; love is the antidote"
February 1, 2016— READ MORE »
January 27, 2016—The Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program welcomes Dr. Ellen Armour, Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Chair in Feminist Theology and Director of the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality Affiliation at Vanderbilt University. READ MORE »
January 25, 2016—Herbert R. Marbury will address church relevancy through the message “What’s Going On? The Black Church and the New Culture Wars: Contesting Black Lives in the Obama Era” during the Tenth Annual Huston-Tillotson University Bishop E.T. Dixon Lecture. The Lecture will be held on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the campus in the Agard-Lovinggood Auditorium, 900 Chicon Street. READ MORE »
January 21, 2016—Researching how women in the African Diaspora are overcoming economic oppression, seeking agricultural justice in Kenya, and exploring faith community responses to climate change in Appalachia are among the Vanderbilt Divinity School student-generated projects funded with Imagination Grants in 2015. READ MORE »
January 21, 2016—Keith Caldwell, executive director of The Urban EpiCenter in Nashville, was keynote speaker for the NAACP Dickson County branch annual Freedom Fund Banquet on Monday night at the Tennsco Community Center in Dickson. READ MORE »
Tennessee Register article about upcoming VDS panel session on the eco-encyclical, On Care For Our Common Home
January 20, 2016— READ MORE »
January 19, 2016—Trinity Episcopal Church will host a series of live-streamed discussions about race Thursday through Saturday, when it participates in the Trinity Institute’s 45th National Theological Conference, “Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice.” Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, is mentioned as one of the speakers. READ MORE »
January 12, 2016—A delegation of Fairmount Temple congregants and clergy at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral will hold a special service Jan. 17 reflecting on Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Special guest speaker Emilie Townes, dean of the Divinity School and E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, will speak about institutional racism, concerns about voting rights and violent encounters between police and blacks. READ MORE »
December 14, 2015—Vanderbilt University New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine will be available on Twitter Dec. 15 from 1 to 2 p.m. (CST) to discuss what we know about the Bible’s first Christmas story. READ MORE »
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