Faculty News

July 31, 2014

Wills to Address Government, Arts in Sept. 18 McDonald Lecture

garry-willsPulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills joins Candler School of Theology this semester as a distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture.

In this role, Wills will present a public lecture on “Government and the Arts” on September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory campus. Admission is free, but registration is required.


July 31, 2014

Webinars for Alumni Begin September 9

alumni-webinarsWith the start of a new semester, the Office of Alumni Relations announces its new season of Office Hours, webinars aimed at providing tools for use in your work and ministry.

Office Hours: Practical Ministry Webinars are free, one-hour online conversations with Candler faculty members covering a wide range of topics. Participants view a live presentation, ask questions, and engage in dialogue with presenters. This season, in honor of our centennial, we’ll include discussions of Candler’s rich heritage and exciting future.

This semester’s schedule:

September 9, 2014: Jan Love, Dean and Professor of Christianity and World Politics

The State of the Sc


July 29, 2014

Strawn Discusses Impact of the Pope on CNN

strawn-discusses-pope-cnnBrent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament, visited CNN’s Atlanta studios on July 27 to discuss Pope Francis’s planned visit to Philadelphia in September 2015 for the World Meeting of Families.

Watch the video: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/bestoftv/2014/07/28/nr-feyerick-marquez-pope-francis-visits-us.cnn.html 


July 24, 2014

Faculty Contribute to New Biblical Resource

Five Candler faculty have contributed to the development of Bible Odyssey, a new educational website designed to make the Bible more accessible to the general public.

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament Carol A. Newsom, Professor of Old Testament Brent A. Strawn, Candler Associate Professor of Old Testament Joel M. LeMon, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible Jacob L. Wright  wrote articles for the site, and R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Luke Timothy Johnson served as a consultant on the project. Strawn and Wright also served on the editorial board.


July 17, 2014

Long's Latest Book Takes Silver

Tom LongCandler’s Bandy Professor of Preaching Thomas G. Long has received a new accolade for his most recent book.

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care won the silver award in the religion category at Foreword ReviewsIndieFab Book of the Year Awards. The honorees were announced June 27 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

IndieFab winners were selected by a group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, and exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent authors and publishers.