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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Global Christianities and Religious Pluralism

On February 21, 2012, the Center for Christianities in Global Contexts organized and sponsored a noontime panel discussion entitled “Global Christianities and Religious Pluralism.”  This was a follow-up on the November 9, 2011, panel entitled “Global Christianities: Complicating the Concept.”  The panel invited exploration of the question of why it is that we must, seemingly, […]

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What’s in a Name? Tracing the Development of Latina Theologies of Their Own

Karen Bray PhD Student in Theological and Philosophical Studies  In introducing the term mujerista into the field of Latina theology, Ada María Isasi-Díaz writes, “A name is not just a word by which one is identified.  A name also provides the conceptual framework, the point of reference, the mental constructs that are used in thinking, […]

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Asian Feminist Theology

Hyun Hui Kim PhD Student in Theological and Philosophical Studies  In the field of theological studies, feminist theologies emerging from Asia—the so-called Asian Feminist Theologies—seem to be controversial even in name, because the term, “feminist,” connotes their as having been promoted by middle-class European and American women (Kwok Pui-lan, 2005:7).  Unlike female theologians from other […]

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Global Feminism and Christianity

We have created this page in hope that you will find resources here that help to deepen and complicate your own understanding of Christianities in their varied contexts. “What’s in a Name? Tracing the Development of Latina Theologies of Their Own,” by Karen Bray This paper explores the development of Latina theologies over the last 25 […]

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Graduates Remember Drew

Daniel Flores, Co-pastor of La Trinidad UMC-Fort Worth (Ph.D. 2004) 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 […]

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Greetings from the Chair

Dear GDR Graduates, Students, Faculty, and Friends, It is a pleasure indeed to address you from the page of our first e-Newsletter!  We hope that this publication will provide a vehicle for sharing news several times a year about the exciting things that are happening in the diasporic community of Drew’s Graduate Division of Religion–not […]

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