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Reception at AAR/SBL

Saturday, November 17, 2012 - 8:00pm

Monroe Room, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago.

RSVP by Nov. 9, alumni@gtu.edu, 510/649-2422. Not open to the public.

Spiritual Other/Spiritual Self: Models of Transformative Interfaith Work - Surjit Singh Lecture 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Jennifer Howe Peace (Ph.D. '05)
Assistant Professor of Interfaith Studies, Andover Newton Theological School (ANTS) and Director of CIRCLE (Center fo Interreligious and Communal Leadership Education)

People of diverse religious backgrounds encounter each other daily in coffee shops, hospitals, classrooms, and around the dinner table. What might these encounters teach us about ourselves, our neighbors, or about God? Drawing on stories from My Neighbor’s Faith (Orbis, 2012), this year's Singh Lecture will explore what these encounters tell us about the nature of transformative interfaith work today.

Responses will be given by Charles Gibbs (Executive Director, United Religions Initiative) and Rebecca Parker (President, Starr King School for the Ministry) with a discussion moderated by Judith Berling (Professor of Chinese and Comparative Religions, GTU). The will be a public reception before the lecture at 6:00PM in the Bade Museum across the Courtyard.

Alumna Peace First Professor of Interfaith Studies at Andover Newton

Jennifer Howe PeaceThe Andover Newton Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create the school's first tenure track faculty position in Interfaith Studies and named Dr. Jennifer Howe Peace as the incumbent.

Noel named 2012 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer

Rev. Dr. James Noel, the H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion at SFTS, will deliver this year's Distinguished Faculty Lecture on November 8. His lecture is entitled “Black Religion in the Atlantic World during the Age of Revolution: Excavating the ‘Sublime.’”

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

James Ryan Parker, Ministers of Movies: Sherwood Pictures and the Church Film Movement

Angela Yarber, Dancing Feet Find Holy Ground: Embodying the “Feminine” in the Dances of the World’s Religions

Roberta Dykema, Lucas Cranach, Martin Luther, and the Passional Christi and Antichristi: Propaganda and Prayer in an Early Lutheran Flugschrift

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Salvador A. Alcántara, The Theological Contribution of Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., to the Understanding of Violence

Chung-Hyun Baik, Ontology and Epistemology in Contemporary Discussions on the Relation between the Immanent Trinity and the Economic Trinity

Whitney A. Bauman, From Creatio ex Nihilo to Terra Nullius: The Colonial Mind and the Colonization of Creation

Gaymon Bennett, On the Care of Human Dignity: From Archon to Anthropos

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Hak Soon Im, The Korean Self: Exploring Confucian and Indigenous Perspectives

Jacob Hee Cheol Lee, Exploring Shame: Re-articulation through the Lens of Social Psychology and Korean Theology

Jeanne Choy Tate, Culture and Caregiving, The Untold Story: Cultural, Developmental and Theological Challenges to a Psychology of Individualism

 

Recent Student Work

Dissertations

Francis Tae-Young Chung, Creating a New Space: Gendered Space and Worship in Korean Church Architecture

Jennifer Wilkins Davidson, The Narrative Practice of Memory as Identity in Concerns & Celebrations and the Pastoral Prayer: Constructing a Liturgical Theology of Prayer

Wade Christopher Evans, “To Reveal the Riches of Your Grace”:  Examining the Authorized Eucharistic Christologies of the Episcopal Church with Implications

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