Pioneering Vanderbilt scholars Amy-Jill Levine and Hortense Spillers elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Apr. 22, 2021—The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced today the election of two esteemed members of Vanderbilt’s faculty, Amy-Jill Levine, University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies and Mary Jane Werthan Professor of Jewish Studies, and Hortense Spillers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English. They are among 252 new members selected for the academy in 2021.
Vanderbilt professor’s book explores Jews’ and Christians’ differing interpretations of the same biblical texts
Mar. 24, 2021—People of different religious traditions interpret the Bible differently, but what did those passages originally mean? Professor Amy-Jill Levine explores this in her latest book, "The Bible with and Without Jesus."
Sep. 6, 2018—Renewed Energy: Insights for Clean Energy’s Future (2018, Kauffman Fellows) by John Weyant, Ernestine Fu and Justin Bowersock, BA’94 Renewed Energy sheds light on the recent history of clean energy between the 2009 recession and 2012, providing firsthand perspectives from the industry’s leading policy makers, technology investors and industry experts. These include Secretary of Energy...
May. 16, 2018—Amy-Jill Levine will discuss and sign copies of her latest book, The Marvelous Mustard Seed, at Parnassus Books from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Based on the mustard seed parable in the Bible, this inspiring children's book shows young readers that one tiny seed—just like one small child—carries a world of potential.
Jan. 4, 2018—Creating a children's Bible storybook that reflects excellence in biblical scholarship and diversity in families were among goals for a new publication with many Divinity School 'voices.'
Nov. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School is among a select group of seminaries and divinity schools named a Seminary that Changes the World for 2017-18 by The Center for Faith and Service.
Jul. 28, 2017—Amy-Jill Levine's scholarship on Jesus' parables is the basis for a new children's book that she co-authored with Sandy Eisenberg Sasso.
May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.
Mar. 3, 2017—James Bernauer, a priest and expert on the Holocaust who will speak to a Vanderbilt Divinity class, also will give a public talk on Jewish-Christian relations March 13 at Christ the King Church.
Sep. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt Divinity School is included on a short list of "Seminaries that Change the World" for its programs and opportunities for students to engage in social justice and service work.
Mar. 9, 2016—A public conference celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Carpenter Program In Religion, Gender and Sexuality will highlight the achievements of Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni/ae whose work has been transformed by this pioneering program.
Dec. 9, 2015—Learn more about the first Christmas described in the Bible when New Testament scholar Amy-Jill Levine answers questions with the hashtag #AskVU on Tuesday, Dec. 15.