March 12, 2013
Candler School of Theology at Emory University has named the Rt. Reverend Keith B. Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta, as director of its Episcopal Studies Program. Whitmore has served as interim program director since August 2012 and assumes the director role through the summer of 2015.
In addition, Bishop Robert C. Wright, 10th Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta, has agreed to chair Candler’s Episcopal Studies Advisory Board.
“I am thrilled that this team of leaders will build on an already strong foundation in Episcopal Studies at Candler to move us in new and creative directions for the future,” said Candler Dean Jan Love.
March 6, 2013
Jacob Wright, associate professor of Hebrew Bible, has been named senior editor of The Marginalia Review of Books, a new international publication in the disciplines along the nexus of history, theology, and religion.
“Each year the academy produces thousands of monographs, many of whose findings are of great consequence. Yet this literature is very often inaccessible to readers beyond the academy—or even to readers across disciplinary borders,” said Wright. “What Marginalia does is make this work not only accessible but also relevant to the larger concerns facing both scholars and citizens. It promises to make a major contribution to ‘knowledge transfer’ in the humanities, a task that is increasingly recognized as critical to the academy’s future. And in the process, we hope to unleash creative synergies that yield new knowledge.” Wright will be spearheading the cultural essays division of Marginalia.
Marginalia is available online at http://themarginaliareview.com.
March 1, 2013
With Pope Benedict’s departure from Vatican City on February 28, 2013, stories about faith were huge with the media this week. Candler’s Brent Strawn, associate professor of Old Testament, was called upon twice by CNN to shed light on issues surrounding the Catholic Church.
February 26, 2013
Steffen Lösel and Phillip Reynolds have been named Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology for 2013-2014 by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS) and The Henry Luce Foundation, Inc.
Six scholars were selected on the basis of the strength of their proposals to conduct creative and innovation theological research. The Fellows will conduct research for a year and then present their findings at the annual Luce Fellows Conference and for publication in popular religious journals.
February 19, 2013
The Bill Mallard Lay Theology Institute presents a Disciple Scholars event featuring Dr. Carol A. Newsom, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament.
On Saturday, March 2, Newsom will present “Evil: Conversations with the Bible and Contemporary Thought.” Newsom’s talk will explain how the wisdom tradition of Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes thinks about evil, while paying attention to modern issues, such as evolutionary biology.