Fourteenth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: September 26-28, 2014

Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies Some of the most recent, most significant, most discussed works in queer theory have interrogated how we conceive our relation to the future and the past.  From Lee Edelman’s polemicized caution that certain forms of commitment to certain kinds of futurity serve to eradicate queerness, to José Esteban Muñoz’s […]

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Honoring Dr. Herbert B. Huffmon

Dr. Herbert B. Huffmon, professor of Old Testament Studies, retired after teaching at Drew since 1968. Dr. Huffmon is an acknowledged expert on the literature, culture, and languages of ancient Israel, and the ancient Near East more broadly. His proficiency in ancient languages in general, and Near Eastern languages in particular, is impressive in the […]

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Thirteenth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: March 28-30, 2014

Entangled Worlds: Science, Religion, and Materiality A discourse of embodied interactivity traverses “religion,” in the study of both social movements and cosmological constructions.  Theological narrative also comes enmeshed in its material ecologies—of creation, incarnation, ritual,  resurrection.  How then do theological and religious studies intersect new scientific stories of  relationality, as of quantum entanglement, emergence, complexity, and neuroscience?  Might […]

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2011 Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures

Each year, the Tipple-Vosburgh Lectures feature distinguished scholars and theologians who energize the shared community of the Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion (GDR). This year’s lecture series, entitled “The Global Bible: Why People and Place Matter,” highlighted the tensive connection between two phenomenon in our present historical moment: global/universal and local/particular. […]

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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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New York City Walking Tour Becomes Annual Part of GDR Orientation

Each year incoming students to Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) conclude orientation week with a walking tour of New York City. Now in its third year, this tour is an annual reminder that scholars attend not only to scholarly methodology—but to simple, human truth. A poignant moment toward the end of the tour […]

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GDR Students Awarded HRC Summer Institute Fellowship for Studies in Queer Theology

Queer scholarship and queer theory are becoming burgeoning sites of academic creativity, and Drew University’s Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) is at the forefront of this work.  Following in the footsteps of last years’ participants, Peter Mena and Sara Rosenau, this year Drew students Jake Erickson and Natalie Williams were awarded the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) […]

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GDR Students Participate in 16th Annual Patristics Conference at Oxford

In early August, the two of us along with Dr. Virginia Burrus traveled to Oxford University, where we joined other scholars in conversation about late ancient Christianity.  Since its inception in 1951, the International Patristics Conference, which meets every four years, has provided opportunities for scholars to present their work to a critical, but sympathetic […]

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Summer in the Keys of Scholarship, Identity, and Community

My first year of doctoral work ended in fairly typical fashion.  A deluge of papers and readings made the last month of courses exciting, nail-biting, and very rewarding. As May gave way to June, I celebrated with friends and family of those graduating from Drew while beginning work as a research assistant for Professor Terry […]

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Edwards-Mercer Prize takes Alumnus to World Methodist Council

In 1999, I received the MPhil in Theological and Religious Studies from Drew’s Graduate School. Since I was writing my dissertation on early American Methodism, I needed to travel to repositories in distant places. The Edwards-Mercer Prize enabled me to visit the John Rylands Library in Manchester, England.  While searching for correspondence from English Methodist […]

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