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Howard L. Harrod Lecture Archives

Harrod Lecturer seeking ‘Beloved Community’ in 21st century

Nov. 6, 2017—Marcia Y. Riggs, whose areas of expertise include womanist ethics, moral education and public policy, will deliver the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 9.

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African American religious historian to give Harrod Lecture

Oct. 26, 2016—Dennis Dickerson will focus on the impact of African American women who encountered Mohandas Gandhi during the struggle for civil rights when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 10.

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Leading scholar on religion and ecology to deliver Harrod Lecture

Nov. 5, 2015—Willis Jenkins will explore the relationship between food and religion, especially in the cultural work being done with everyday food practices, when he delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Harrod Lecture looks at impact of food trends on Native American culture

Nov. 3, 2014—A University of Iowa professor will discuss the impact of renewed popularity of a bison-based diet on Native American communities when she delivers the Howard L. Harrod Lecture at Vanderbilt Divinity School Nov. 6.

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Harrod Lecture: “Unions, Politics and Inequality: Putting Christian Ethics to Work”

Nov. 15, 2012—Watch video of Melissa Snarr, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor who studies the intersection of religion, social change and political ethics, delivering the 2012 Howard L. Harrod Lecture. Snarr, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor of ethics and society, addressed “Unions, Politics and Inequality: Putting Christian Ethics to Work.” Snarr said that with...

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Vanderbilt Divinity Harrod Lecture tackles unions, politics and ethics

Oct. 31, 2012—Melissa Snarr, a Vanderbilt University Divinity School professor who studies the intersection of religion, social change and political ethics, will deliver the 2012 Howard L. Harrod Lecture Nov. 8 in Benton Chapel.

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Norman T. Gottwald: “The Bible as Nurturer of Passive and Active Worldviews”

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...

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How Bible shapes contemporary ethics topic of Harrod Lecture

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.

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