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Amy-Jill Levine’s examination of Jesus’ parable of the two sons is discussed in the article, The home of repentance
March 1, 2016—In her book Short Stories by Jesus, she corrects a number of common misreadings of the parable, especially those that come from reading Jesus’ story as a comparison between “merciful” Christianity and “unforgiving” Judaism. READ MORE »
Emilie Townes delivered the Yale Divinity School’s annual Parks-King Lecture titled “Colored Orneriness: A Concerto in Four Movements”
March 1, 2016—Emilie Townes, former faculty member and administrator at YDS and now dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, delivered the Parks-King Lecture at YDS on Tuesday night, calling for “just and resilient communities” that overcome the scars of discrimination. READ MORE »
February 26, 2016—Amy-Jill Levine will return to the metro on Friday and March 5. Village Presbyterian Church will present the Vanderbilt University professor of the New Testament. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/living/religion/article62647227.html#storylink=cpy READ MORE »
February 22, 2016—Anand V. Taneja will offer his perspective on interreligious interaction between Muslims and Hindus in South Asia when he delivers the Mafoi Carlisle Bogitsh Memorial Lecture Feb. 25 at Vanderbilt Divinity School. READ MORE »
February 15, 2016—Ben Hall sits down with Rev. Bruce Morrill, an Edward A. Malloy Professor of Catholic Studies at Vanderbilt, to discuss Pope Francis' letter on the environment. READ MORE »
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.
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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
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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 »