In Memoriam: Leary Anna Murphy

Leary Anna Murphy passed away on August 6, 2014. She was Faculty Secretary at Drew Theological School from 1975 until her retirement in 2005. She inspired affection—and occasionally dread, it must be said (although with a smile)—in generations of doctoral and master’s students, as well as in her staff colleagues and the faculty whom she […]

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Faith, Science & Church: October 2014 Tipple-Vosburgh Alumni Reunion

This year’s Tipple-Vosburgh alumni reunion will culminate in the installation of Dean Javier Viera on Thursday October 16.   What are the issues facing congregations when they have the courage to grapple with the intersections of faith and science? What shape would teaching, preaching and conversation take when addressing end of life, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, […]

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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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