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New faculty: Phillis Sheppard examines womanist perspectives in psychoanalysis and religion

October 13, 2014—Phillis Sheppard traces her early interest in the role of religion and culture in self-understanding to growing up in a family with some powerful church women. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

October 13, 2014—It has been 50 years since eight African American students made history in 1964 when they enrolled in Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science and School of Engineering. READ MORE »

October 2, 2014—George Clinton, singer, songwriter and mastermind of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective, will be featured at a Vanderbilt University Graduate Department of Religion and Divinity School symposium Oct. 18. READ MORE »

Open forum with Dean Emilie Townes at Divinity Community Breakfast

September 17, 2014—Vanderbilt Divinity Dean Emilie M. Townes will speak briefly about her continuing vision for the Divinity School and then invite questions and comments at a community breakfast on Thursday, Sept. 25. READ MORE »

ferguson o ferguson... by Dean Emilie M. Townes

September 3, 2014—Posted in Feminist Studies in Religion READ MORE »

Amy-Jill Levine: Vanderbilt biblical scholar offers fresh look at Jesus' parables

September 2, 2014—A renowned New Testament scholar at Vanderbilt University who studies Jesus' first-century context has found that his parables, when heard in their own historical setting, have surprising messages that speak to readers 2,000 years later. READ MORE »

Vanderbilt Divinity hosts 'Subjects with Objects' exhibition

August 29, 2014—An exhibition of paintings that were produced on location in pubs, restaurants and other public spaces and have interpretive, poetic captions will be displayed at Vanderbilt Divinity School Sept. 4 through Nov. 13. READ MORE »

(Lunch) Box series resumes with Divinity Dean Emilie Townes

August 29, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes will discuss recent events in the news from her perspective as an ethicist with a commitment to social justice when Thinking Out of the (Lunch) Box: Conversations with a Philosophical Flavor with David Wood resumes Sept. 3. Each talk at the Nashville Public Library begins with lunch at 11:30 a.m. and the talk at noon. READ MORE »

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