Jul. 20, 2020—Emeritus Divinity School professor Jack Sasson was recently surprised with a virtual celebration featuring contributing scholars to a new book honoring his renowned scholarship.
Mar. 7, 2018—Eugene TeSelle, a retired Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1.
Dec. 11, 2017—"Cultures in Clay," a new exhibit at Vanderbilt Divinity Library, spotlights a 4,000-year-old cuneiform writing system on tablets used by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians.
Sep. 8, 2016—Jane Hepburn Barr, a beloved teacher at Vanderbilt Divinity School who taught popular seminars on women and church in society, died Aug. 7. She was 89.
May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.
Mar. 13, 2015—A professor of Hebrew Bible and Jewish studies has created a cross-disciplinary course on secularism with the help of 29 faculty across eight schools.
Dec. 31, 2014—Edward Farley, a retired Divinity professor, prolific writer on theological education, and musician, will be remembered during a Jan. 3 memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church.
Jan. 3, 2013—Former graduate students and colleagues of Douglas Knight from around the globe recently surprised the Vanderbilt University professor with a “festschrift,” or book of original essays, on the occasion of his 40th year of teaching.
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.