New Book Recounts Candler's Past, Anticipates Its Future
A new book about the first 100 years of Emory University’s Candler School of Theology has been published as part of the school’s centennial commemoration. “Religion and Reason Joined: Candler at 100” (Bookhouse Group, Inc., 2014) was written by Gary S. Hauk, vice president and deputy to the president of Emory. Purchase the book.
The 208-page history covers Candler’s first century, from its 1914 beginning in Wesley Memorial Church to the 2014 completion of Phase II of the school’s building project. Complemented by quotations, profiles and photographs, the detailed chapters track Candler and its people through decades of growth and change. Specific sections highlight Pitts Theology Library, women at Candler and Candler’s dynamic role in the context of Emory University.
Hauk is also the author of the most recent history of Emory, “A Legacy of Heart and Mind: Emory Since 1836,” and is co-editor of a collection of essays about Emory’s history, “Where Courageous Inquiry Leads.” He has served in senior administration positions at Emory for more than 20 years. As vice president and deputy to the president, he guides a variety of University-wide projects and provides a broad range of support to the University as a writer, editor and historian. Hauk earned his PhD in ethics from Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion.
Candler Dean Jan Love sees Hauk’s new book as a celebration of legacy and possibility. “I find this book incredibly insightful. It is a remarkable piece of work that superbly tells the great Candler story of the last 100 years. As we recall our roots, we are also guided to envision the next chapter of Candler’s story, and our place within the academy and the church.”