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Jennifer Barry (T’13) will be Lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor for the 2014-15 academic year. Christy Cobb (Biblical Studies and Early Christianity) received the 2014 SBL Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Best Paper for her “Glossing Empire: A Poststructuralist/Postcolonial Reading of Acts 2:1-13.” Kathleen Gallagher Elkins (T’13) […]

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Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies The Fourteenth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium September 26-28, 2014

—Stephen Moore, GDR Chair Queer theory may loosely be defined as the poststructuralist (and, increasingly, post-poststructuralist) analysis of sex and sexuality, heterosexuality as well as homosexuality, and, beyond that, of normality and normativity in all its myriad forms. Queer theory has been immensely influential in the humanities for the past twenty-five years (even seeping into […]

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Entangled Worlds: Science, Religion, Materiality The Thirteenth Drew Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium March 28-30, 2014

—Shelley Dennis, GDR Student From beginning to end, this spring’s Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium was an event like no other. When the Graduate Student Colloquium (the first leg of the overall event) began at 1pm on Friday, March 28, Wendel Room in Mead Hall was bursting at the seams with a highly receptive audience. The audience […]

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Nature and Psyche: The Fourth International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism

—Abigail Turner-Lauck Wernicki, GDR Student, and Nicholas Wernicki, GDR Alumni On April 11 and 12, 2014, The Institute for Ecstatic Naturalism convened the Fourth International Congress on Ecstatic Naturalism on the campus of Drew University. Building on the success of the previous Congresses, the Fourth Congress drew a diverse group of attendees and presenters that […]

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GDR Alumni/ae Books, 2007-2014

—Shelley Dennis, GDR Student In the previous issue of GDR News we called your attention to faculty-authored books released during the past five years. Now we turn to the even more daunting task of publicizing the GDR alum-authored books released during the past seven years. There are so many of you—and you write so much! […]

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Reflecting upon My First Semester of Teaching at Drew Theological School

—Gerald Liu, Assistant Professor of Homiletics and Worship Arts In his essay-length poem, Pacific Fishes of Canada, Pulitzer Prize winning Vijay Seshadri recounts his unusual stint as a commercial fisherman on an expert Japanese salmon boat working the fiercely arctic, American-owned waters of the Bering Sea. The writing shimmers as it details the adventure of […]

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Resurfacing: Reprinting the Writings of Anton T. Boisen

The major writings of Anton T. Boisen (1876-1965), founder of the clinical pastoral care, counseling, and psychotherapy movement, and of Clinical Pastoral Education, have long been out of print. As a result, generations of chaplains and others have nearly lost touch with the life, vision, and legacy of the seminal figure in their field. The […]

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Peacemaking as a Response to Sexual Violence

—Matilde Moros, T’14 In order to complete the Ph.D. requirements at Drew University, I wrote and defended a dissertation in the field of Christian social ethics titled: The Ethic of Resistance to the Economy of Rape: A Latin American Feminist Christian Model. For this dissertation I received the Edward L. Long Peacemaking Fund Award. Dr. […]

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2014 GDR Prize Winners

GDR students frequently produce exceptional work. Some of that work is singled out for special recognition each year. On May 7, the GDR community gathered in the Seminary Hall Atrium for the traditional Dean’s Reception and Prize Giving Ceremony. Students, faculty, and staff grazed on hors d’oeuvres, sipped beverages of choice, and celebrated the end […]

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Twelve GDR Students Awarded Doctoral Degrees

On Friday, May 16, 2014, a line of GDR students, solemnly robed, processed into Craig Chapel to rousing organ music behind the GDR faculty for the hooding ceremony that would confer on them the doctoral degree. The students’ families and friends already awaited them inside. Following greetings and congratulatory remarks from President Vivian Bull, Dean […]

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