Nov. 1, 2013—A renowned expert on the Hebrew Bible and six students who took part in an archaeological excavation at Jezreel, Israel, shared their experiences at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast Oct. 29. “Jezreel, the site famously connected in the Bible with the evil King Ahab and his scheming wife, Jezebel, has lain unattended by archaeologists...
Sep. 26, 2013—Elaine Pagels, author of "Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation," will deliver the 2013 Cole Lectures at Benton Chapel Oct. 3 and 4.
Jul. 30, 2013—In a lively performance, Peterson Toscano explores the stories of gender-variant and gender non-conforming characters in the Bible. Hilarious, moving, and grounded in scholarship, Toscano’s “performance lecture” deepens well-known (and lesser-known) Bible stories as he presents an array of characters with an array of genders.
Jul. 9, 2013—Scripture has played a pivotal role in shaping the United States’ justification for going to war from the nation's earliest beginnings, according to research from James P. Byrd, assistant professor of American religious history at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Nov. 11, 2011—Watch video of the Harrod Lecture with Norman T. Gottwald. Norman T. Gottwald, a pioneer in the social critical study of the Hebrew Bible, delivered the Harrod Lecture Nov. 10. His groundbreaking book “The Tribes of Yahweh: A Sociology of the Religion of Liberated Israel, 1250-1050 BEC” argues for the origins of Israel as a...
Nov. 9, 2011—The Bible can draw politically and religiously polarized groups closer together if they view scripture through the lenses of different beliefs and interpretations, say Vanderbilt University Divinity School professors Amy-Jill Levine and Doug Knight.
Nov. 2, 2011—Norman K. Gottwald, the 2011 Howard L. Harrod Lecturer, will discuss "The Bible as Nurturer of Passive and Active Worldviews" at 7 p.m., Nov. 10 at Benton Chapel.
Jul. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt University professor of law and political science Carol Swain believes that America’s departure from our founding fathers’ Judeo-Christian roots has come at a cost politically, socially and morally.