Cross-Cultural Travel and Global Christianities: Perspectives from Turkey

For several years, Drew Theological students have traveled to Turkey as part of their professional training in the master’s of divinity degree. Drew believes that Christian leaders today should be a positive force for respect and responsibility on a global scale. A cross-cultural experience challenges students to view their own lives, values, and belief systems […]

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Morrey Davis: A Drew Story

When he arrived on the Drew campus in 1995 to begin his doctorate in Theological and Religious Studies at the Graduate School, Morris Davis, or Morrey as most people call him, had no idea he would one day become the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Seminary.  Dean Davis notes that his decision to […]

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Charles McCollough: Drew Alum Publishes Eighth Book!

Since earning his PhD in theology in 1965 Charles McCollough has flourished as an artist and an author.  This summer saw the publication of his eighth book, The Non-Violent Radical: Seeing and Living the Wisdom of Jesus.  Sculpting in clay, bronze, wood, and stone, McCollough articulates a dense post-colonial understanding of the wisdom of Jesus’ […]

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Mary Nyangweso Wangila: Living the Legacy of Drew Scholarship

After receiving her Ph.D. in Sociology of Religion at Drew University in 2004, Dr. Mary Nyangweso Wangila spent several years teaching in a variety of locations prior to receiving an endowed professorship at East Carolina University.  As the J. Woolard and Hellen Peel Distinguished Professor in Religious Studies, Dr. Wangila continues to flex her intellectual […]

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In Memoriam: Adelaide Boadi

Drew mourns the loss and celebrates the life of Adelaide Ruth Afi Boadi, who died on September  11, 2012, after a seven month battle with cancer.  Having overcome many prior adversities in pursuit of her PhD, Adelaide had hoped to graduate in May 2012; sadly, this was not to be.  Adelaide was a woman of […]

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A New Novel by Drew Alumna Mary Maaga

What to do with a PhD in Religion and Society from Drew?  At first I did the conventional thing and lectured in religious studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland.  Then, I returned to local Church ministry in the United Methodist Church where I found I had to submerge most of what I had learned […]

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Yong-Sup Song Awarded Edward L. Long Peacemaking Fellowship for 2012; Other GDR Students Receive Honors at Dean’s Reception

Continuing a tradition of excellence, GDR students received a number of awards and distinctions this year. On April 24, 2012, GDR student Yong-Sup Song presented the results of his dissertation research in his lecture as the recipient of the Edward L. Long Peacemaking Fellowship for 2012. Song’s lecture, “Violence, Sin, and Narcissism in the Los […]

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Fourteen GDR Students Awarded Doctoral Degrees

On Friday, May 11, 2012, ten students in the Graduate Division of Religion (GDR) at Drew University joined faculty from Drew Theological School, family members, and friends in Craig Chapel for a doctoral hooding ceremony that conferred on them the university’s highest degree: the Ph.D. Entering to musical accompaniment provided by Assistant Professor of Church […]

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Twelfth Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquium: Drew Theological School, February 7-10, 2013

Common Good(s): Economy, Ecology, Political Theology Even as any sense of the “common” and its “good” has become questionable, so has hope of political solutions to the globalization of ecological crisis and economic injustice. What role does political theology—before and after its secularization—play in the formulation of the shared good and the sharing of goods? How does […]

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