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Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons


On top of Mt. Kilimanjaro, photo by Paul Jacobson
Martha Stortz: top row, second from right

“The mountain can’t be conquered by climbing or captured in words. Better Job’s response, after YHWH speaks to him from the whirlwind”:

New Books

GTU alumni are busy publishing. Here are two more books published in 2008.

… by Kate McCarthy, Ph.D. ’94

Interfaith Encounters in America
Rutgers University Press

“…essential reading for scholars of religion, sociology, and American Studies, as well as anyone who is concerned with the purported impossibility of religious pluralism.” —Amazon editorial review

Faculty News

A new book by GTU Emerita Professor of Historical Theology
Margaret R. Miles

Bodies in Society: Essays on Christianity in Contemporary Culture, Cascade Books, 2008
Miles finds that Christianity, critically appropriated, provides ideas and methods for thinking concretely about life in North American society.

Alumni News

Hunt Receives the Katzenstein Award

Alumna Mary E. Hunt Received the Katzenstein Award for “reliable sense of humor” among other attributes. The Harvard Divinity School Alumni/ae Association honored Dr. Hunt with the 2008 Rabbi Martin Katzenstein Award. Hunt is the co-founder and co-director of the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER) in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a feminist theologian and a Catholic active in the women-church movement. She earned her Ph.D. from the GTU.

Working and Giving with Heart


Working and Giving with Heart

Howard SimonHoward Simon, attorney and corporate executive, has managed to blend two seemingly disparate career tracks into one path, taking the seeds of ethics, compassion, and collaboration he picked up at the Graduate Theological Union and planting them in California’s biotechnology industry.

GTU Welcomes Arthur Holder Back

Arthur Holder

GTU welcomes Arthur Holder back to his job as Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs and John Dillenberger Professor of Christian Spirituality. Holder returns from sabbatical, during which he worked on editing Christian Spirituality: The Classics. The volume will be published by Routledge in fall 2009.

Bringing GTU, At-Risk Youth Together through Art

GTU in the Community

Bringing GTU, At-Risk Youth Together through Art

Some students, immersed in theory, history, and doctrine, long for the practical. Abigail “Abby” King Kaiser found her way out of the ivory tower last summer by working with Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) — an interfaith non-profit organization for East Bay homeless and at-risk youth.


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