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Divinity School renovation to reflect its values, culture

Oct. 10, 2017—A significant portion of the front of the Vanderbilt Divinity School has been removed—one of many signs of progress on the building's $11.5 renovation and addition—scheduled to open August 2018.

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Bartley Scholarship to support future Methodist seminarians

Nov. 11, 2015—A new Divinity School scholarship pays tribute to a father and son who became noted Methodist ministers in the Missouri Conference after earning master of divinity degrees at Vanderbilt.

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Kudos: Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements

Jan. 10, 2014—Read about faculty and staff awards and achievements in the latest edition of "Kudos."

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Listen: How the Bible shapes American wars is the focus of Vanderbilt research

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.

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Divinity’s James Hudnut-Beumler reflects on 13 years as dean

May. 6, 2013—James Hudnut-Beumler sees a significantly larger, more diverse student population with much improved financial support at today's Vanderbilt Divinity School than he did when he arrived on campus 13 years ago.

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Vanderbilt experts discuss hot-button issues tied to GOP presidential debates

Jan. 12, 2012—Vanderbilt experts are available to discuss negative campaigning, religious bias among candidates, patriotism and the Bible, the GOP's stance on immigration and how to eliminate bias in political polling.

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Patriotism and the Bible focus of Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast

Oct. 28, 2011—The historic relationship between patriotism and scripture – formed during wars and refined by preachers and presidents – is the subject of a Nov. 3 community breakfast at Vanderbilt University Divinity School.

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