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New Vanderbilt named scholarship to benefit theology students

Apr. 13, 2016—The Eva F. and Peter C. Hodgson Scholarship has been endowed by an emeritus theology professor and his wife to benefit Vanderbilt Divinity and Graduate Department of Religion students.

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Three VU students of African descent named ‘Rising Theological Educators’

Oct. 14, 2015—The Forum for Theological Exploration has awarded 2015 fellowships that support rising theological educators of color to Vanderbilt doctoral students Bridgett A. Green, Aaron Howard and Michael R. Fisher.

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Renowned theology professor Edward Farley has died

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.

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Are the world’s religions ready for E.T.?

Sep. 29, 2014—David Weintraub's new book explores how leaders in the world's major religions will react to the discovery of extraterrestrial life.

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Vanderbilt professor awarded Roland H. Bainton Book Prize

Oct. 24, 2013—Paul C.H. Lim, a Vanderbilt University religious historian, has received the 2013 Roland H. Bainton Book Prize for Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England.

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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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Divinity student’s sermon inspires title of new book by Academy of Preachers

Mar. 19, 2013—The Academy of Preachers has selected "Uncommon Sense," the title of a sermon written by Vanderbilt University Divinity Student Adam F. Graham, as the name of its latest book, Uncommon Sense. The publication celebrates sermons of the millennial generation.

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Diane Sasson: “Yearning for the New Age: Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality”

Jul. 26, 2012—Listen to an interview with Diane Sasson, Lecturer in Theology and Women, about her new book Yearning for the New Age: Laura Holloway-Langford and Late Victorian Spirituality. Interviewed by Chris Benda, Divinity School librarian.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Listen: Vanderbilt scholars explore Bible’s relevance to today’s world

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.

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Theologian says it’s time to rethink meaning of salvation

Nov. 1, 2011—Dale Andrews of Vanderbilt Divinity School is a proponent of social justice, a way of looking at theology that is diametrically opposed to prosperity theology. "Western preaching has gotten so tied up in privilege and power as evidence of God’s faith,” Andrews said. “I am of the opinion that God holds favor with those who are suffering.”

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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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