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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.’”

Contents Spring 2008

Currents Spring 2008We Heard You!

We’ve made some changes to Currents based on what you, our readers, told us in a November 2007 survey.

Contents Fall 2008

Currents Fall 2008

Stitching Hope and Beauty in Pamplona Alta
Rebecca Berru Davis finds dreams in cloth among the impoverished women of Lima, Peru.

Currents Spring 2009

Currents Spring 2009Climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and Other Life Lessons
Dr. Martha (Marty) Stortz reflects on her transformational trip with Dr. Lisa Fullam to Tanzania.

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.

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