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Kristin Johnston Largen, Our 2012 Alumna of the Year

Rev. Kristin Johnston Largen (Ph.D. ’02), Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (PA), has been selected at the GTU’s Alumna of the Year for 2012 and will be honored during the Alumni Reception at AAR/SBL (see back cover for details). Largen was selected in recognition of her pioneering work in interreligious dialogue and comparative theology.

Beyond Saving: A Faithful Look at the Economy

Given the continued prominence of economic recovery in public debate, two students and one alumna discussed with us the economy from a faith based perspective.

Hockett named Executive Director of Community Action

Community Action of Ventura County (CAVC), an organization dedicated to addressing the effects of poverty in Ventura County, CA, has selected Timothy Hockett as its new Executive Director.

Hockett holds a B.A. degree from Columbia Christian College, an M.A. equivalent from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, and pursued doctoral studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

Uriah Kim Named Academic Dean at Hartford Seminary

Hartford Seminary President Heidi Hadsell announced Monday that The Rev. Dr. Uriah Kim, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, has been appointed to a three-year term as Academic Dean of Hartford Seminary.

Hadsell praised Kim for the dedication, skill and enthusiasm that he has brought to the position since he became interim dean in August. The new appointment is retroactive to July 1.

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.

Family patriarch dies under mysterious circumstances in new biblically-influenced novel

Jake Lavarone seemed to spend his last days in a peaceful repose.

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

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