Greetings from the Chair

Dear GDR Graduates, Students, Faculty, and Friends, A year ago in our summer newsletter, I wrote of transitions, and now, somewhat to my own surprise, I find myself turning to the same topic again. Of course, transitions are part of the rhythm of the academic year, and from that perspective it is no surprise that […]

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CCGC Report: Spring 2013

The Center for Christianities in Global Contexts (CCGC) continues to play an active role in the life of the Theological School. Pursuant of its goal of facilitating sustained reflections on global Christianities, the center organized forums on Cross Cultural Travel, as well as a lunchtime conversation with Rev. Dr. Mercy Amba Oduyoye, one of the […]

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Eco-Justice Tour and Conference

Coming on the heels of this year’s Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium, entitled “Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology and Political Theology,” the student group TERRA (Transforming Environmental and Religious Resources into Action) organized a day-long Eco-Justice Tour and Conference  to explore these themes via an action research pedagogical approach.  It was a smashing success!  The event drew in […]

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Greetings from the Chair

Dear GDR Graduates, Students, Faculty, and Friends, It was wonderful to see many of you at the AAR/SBL in Chicago last November and to share in the celebration of Otto Maduro’s presidency of the AAR!  In the meantime, a new year has arrived and indeed is well under way.  I hope that 2013 has begun […]

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The Graduate Division of Religion Welcomes Thirteen New Students

The Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) at Drew University welcomed 13 new students to campus this fall, selected from an extraordinarily competitive pool of applicants. Our incoming students are diverse in culture, language and area of study.  They hail from colleges and universities across the United States and around the globe.  A little over half […]

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Report from the Center for Christianities in Global Contexts

The CCGC entered its 6th year working to build and expand on the tremendous work of the previous years. The focus for this expansion was twofold: First, to integrate more explicitly and fully the center’s interests in global Christianities with the curricular goals of the Theological school defined and pursued in its Cross Cultural education. […]

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Drew at the AAR/SBL

Drew has much to celebrate at AAR and SBL this year!  Kicking off the excitement, the November meeting of the American Academy of Religion marks the close of Otto Maduro’s term as president of the Academy.  Among his presidential duties, Professor Maduro chose the theme of the annual meeting.  While Dr. Maduro describes the theme […]

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Activist Priest Roy Bourgeois Visits Drew, Honors the Memory of Professor Isasi-Diaz

On September 11 and 12, in celebration of the work and legacy of Professor Ada-Maria Isasi-Diaz, Father Roy Bourgeois delivered a series of lectures on topics that were at the center of Dr. Isasi-Diaz’s concerns, research, writing, and teaching–“The Contemporary Struggle for Women’s Ordination in the Roman Catholic Church,” “Marielitos: Cuban Exiles in U.S. Prisons,” […]

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TTC XI: Divinanimality: Creaturely Theology

Drew’s Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium began in 2001. The formula was simple but effective: settle on a topic that pushes the envelope of contemporary theological discourse; invite a dozen or so scholars associated with that topic to Drew; seat them around a table with Drew faculty who pursue related research; and discuss pre-circulated papers in a […]

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