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Worship is good for your health: Vanderbilt study

May. 31, 2017—Religious worship can be good for the body as well as the soul, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School Carpenter Program celebrates 20 years

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.

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Vanderbilt experts can provide context on black church history and significance, mass shootings and mental health

Jun. 19, 2015—Dennis Dickerson, Sandra Barnes and Jonathan Metzl are available to provide valuable context to the tragedy in Charleston.

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Expert: Stop complaining about the moral decline of Western society

Apr. 3, 2015—Morality is not declining in the modern world, says Edward Rubin, University Professor of Law and Political Science, in a new book. Instead, a new morality is replacing the previous one.

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VUCast: E.T. phone God?

Sep. 29, 2014—In the latest VUCast: A Vanderbilt astronomer looks at how different religions may handle alien life; why early Earth may not have been as “hellish” as first thought; and check out the national baseball championship bling! Watch now.

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Alumnus honored for New Testament scholarship

Jun. 25, 2014—James W. Barker, PhD'11, has been awarded the 2014 Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship. Barker, a visiting assistant professor of religion at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, was honored for his essay "Ancient Compositional Practices and the Gospels: A Reassessment."

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Vanderbilt Divinity Breakfast: Digging where Jezebel lived

Oct. 21, 2013—Douglas Knight, a renowned expert on the Hebrew Bible, and six students who participated with him in an archaeological excavation at Jezreel, Israel, will share their experiences at a Vanderbilt Divinity School community breakfast October 29.

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Meet the new dean at Vanderbilt Divinity Community Breakfast

Sep. 19, 2013—The divinity school's first community breakfast for the new school year will be a Sept. 24 open forum with its new dean, the Rev. Emilie M. Townes.

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Hear social psychologist Jonathan Haidt speak on politics and religion Sept. 9 and 10

Sep. 9, 2013—The Chaplain’s Speaker Series will host Jonathan Haidt, a social psychologist at the NYU-Stern School of Business, for two lectures Sept. 9 and 10.

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Recent religious trends topic of Vanderbilt Divinity breakfast

Apr. 5, 2013—James Hudnut-Beumler, who will step down this summer as dean of the Vanderbilt Divinity School, will reflect on American religious trends during his school leadership at an April 9 community breakfast.

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Rev. Monica A. Coleman: “Iyanla Vanzant, Black Women’s Spirituality and the Oprah Effect: Straddling and Merging Religious Difference”

Mar. 22, 2013—Watch video of the Rev. Monica A. Coleman, scholar and inspirational speaker with a strong commitment to connecting faith and social justice, delivering the 2013 Antoinette Brown Lecture March 21 at Vanderbilt University Divinity School. Read the full press release. Coleman is an associate professor of constructive theology and African American religions at the Claremont...

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Watch: Pope Benedict’s surprise exit enhances legacy

Feb. 18, 2013—Pope Benedict XVI's unexpected resignation will raise his stature among Catholics, even among those who sharply disagree with his policies, according to Vanderbilt Divinity School's Bruce Morrill.

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