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Joint Faculty Appointments at CDSP and PLTS

Beginning July 1, Steed V. Davidson and Bradley B. Burroughs will hold joint appointments on the faculties of Church Divinity School of the Pacific (CDSP) and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS); both are founding members of the GTU. Davidson already serves as a professor at PLTS, while Burroughs is new to both seminaries.

CJS Director Seidman remembers her father who documented life in Warsaw ghetto

Recently, Naomi Seidman, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies, traveled to Warsaw in commemoration of the uprising and the publication of her father's diary into Polish. Upon her return, the j profiled the important work her father did. An excerpt follows:

“My father was the archivist of the pre-war Warsaw Jewish community,” Seidman said in an interview. “He wrote in Polish, Hebrew and Yiddish, and was a Ph.D. of Jewish history.”

In Memoriam: Dody Donnelly, first full-time female professor at the GTU

Dody DonnellyWe have received word of the death of Dr. Dody Donnelly, who taught at several schools in the GTU. She died in San Rafael on April 6, and there will be a memorial Mass for her on Friday, May 10 at 10.30 AM at the McLean Chapel on the campus of Holy Names University, 3500 Mountain Blvd. Oakland. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Amnesty International www.amnestyusa.org.

Sale of Trinity Press Endows Prize for Faculty and Alumni

The Graduate Theological Union recently received a gift to support a competitive prize for graduates and faculty.

VIDEO: Black Religion in the Atlantic World During the Age of Revolution: Excavating the Sublime

Distinguished Faculty Lecture, November 8, 2012

James Noel, H. Eugene Farlough, Jr. Chair of African American Christianity and Professor of American Religion, San Francisco Theological School.

Respondent: Naomi Seidman, Koret Professor of Jewish Culture and Director of the Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate Theological Union.

GTU Presence at AAR/SBL 2012

As has been the case for a number of years, GTU alumni, faculty, and students will make a strong showing during the 2012 Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). GTU connected persons will serve as 30 presenters, 7 panelists, 2 respondents, and 1 presider during SBL and 55 presenters, 6 panelists, 5 respondents, and 18 presiders during AAR. AAR and SBL are the central professional organizations for those engaged in religion and scholarship of the Bible.

Soul Repair: Recovering from Moral Injury after War

Soul Repair by Gabriella Lettini (SKSM) and Rita Nakashima Brock

Published: Beacon Press (November 2012)

Description: The first book to explore the idea and effect of moral injury on veterans, their families, and their communities.

Scott A. Mitchell

Scott MitchellInstitute of Buddhist Studies
Core Faculty
Core Doctoral Faculty Member

At GTU since 2008

Ph.D., Graduate Theological Union, 2008
M.A., Institute of Buddhist Studies/Graduate Theological Union, 2002
B.A., San Francisco State University, 1999

Faculty

Munir Jiwa

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
B.A., Simon Fraser University

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