Faculty & Staff News: March 2023

Two well-loved former faculty members have died recently:

  • Belle Miller McMaster, who served at Candler from 1994 to 2003, first as acting director of the Women, Theology, and Ministry program and then as director of advanced studies (MTS and ThM), died on January 26, 2023. A memorial service was held on February 25 in Monticello, Georgia. Read more.
  • Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics Theodore “Ted” Weber, a member of the Candler faculty from 1958 to 1997, died on February 25, 2023. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m. in the Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church sanctuary on Emory’s campus. Read more.

Look for tributes to McMaster and Weber on Candler’s website and social media channels in the coming weeks.

Professor of Hebrew Bible Roger Nam was interviewed for the Wabash Center’s “Dialogue on Teaching” podcast. Listen to the episode here.

Scholar-in-residence Marie Marquardt and co-author Mayra Cuevas’ new book Does My Body Offend You? was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's list of “2023 Books All Georgians Should Read.” The book has also been longlisted for the prestigious PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction. Read more.

Bandy Professor of Preaching Teresa Fry Brown was recently featured on Bishop Rob Wright's podcast "For People," discussing preaching and the Holy Spirit. Fry Brown is also the organizer of Candler's upcoming Bandy Preaching Conference March 28-30. Register for the conference here.

Almar H. Shatford Professor of New Testament Susan E. Hylen has released a new book, Finding Phoebe: What New Testament Women Were Really Like (Eerdmans), in which she seeks to expand readers’ understanding of New Testament women by presenting first-century primary sources to shine light on their lives.

Associate Professor of American Religious History Alison Collis Greene and Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible Joel B. Kemp have both been awarded Sabbatical Research Grants from the Louisville Institute to support their upcoming book projects. Read more here.

Associate Professor of Christian Ethics Elizabeth M. Bounds will be recognized as a Woman of Excellence on March 2 at the Center for Women at Emory’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Read more here.

Assistant Professor of American Religious History Helen Jin Kim wrote an article on racial and political elements surrounding the recent revival at Asbury University. Read the article here.

Professor of Theology and Ethics Noel L. Erskine was quoted in an article for Religion News Service on celebrations of Black History Month within Caribbean communities functioning also as “Sabbath.” Read here.  

William R. Cannon Distinguished Professor of New Testament Musa W. Dube was this year's speaker for Spelman College's Religious Studies Annual Lecture Series on February 15, where she presented "In the Beginning God Created: Reading Genesis 1 in the Context of Earth Crisis." On March 2, Dube will present her talk "Mother Earth, Pandemics, Gender and Religion: Pursuing Social Welfare and Human Rights in Southern Africa" at Florida State University. Learn more.

Former Bishop-in-Residence Woodie W. White was profiled for United Methodist News Service as a “Pioneer in Methodism.” Read the profile here.