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Daryn Henry, post-doc in religious studies, has published The Freedom of God: A Study in the Pneumatology of Robert Jenson with Rowman and Littlefield. 

 

 

Read Religious Studies and Woodson Institute Professor Ashon Crawley's essay for NPR Music about how, in Aretha Franklin's gospel work, black life is sacred and to feel is to invent: The Sound Made Flesh.

Professor Kevin Hart has been invited to give the Gifford Lectures in Theology at the University of Glasgow in 2020. He will lecture on contemplation in the Judeo-
Christian tradition, paying attention to its theological, philosophical and literary moments.

Professor Michael Allen has received a Course Development Grant from UVa’s Office for Sustainability to design a new course, RELH 3559: Sustainability and Asceticism, which is being offered in the fall of 2018. 

Professor Elizabeth Alexander has received the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute research award for The Rabbinic Gendering of Biblical Israel. 

In his sermon at the royal wedding, the bishop quoted from Marsh’s book, The Beloved Community: How Faith Shapes Social Justice, From the Civil Rights Movement to Today, as he drove home his point that the redemptive power of love can right wrongs, overturn injustice and change the world.

“Someone once said that Jesus began the most revolutionary movement in all of human history,” Curry said, quoting Marsh’s writing. “A movement grounded in the unconditional love of God for the world – a movement mandating people to live that love, and in so doing to change not only their lives, but the very life of the world itself.”

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Professor Vanessa Ochs discusses the power of ritual on the radio program and podcast, Future Tense.

Professor Charles Mathewes’s recorded lectures, “Why Evil Exists,” are featured in a blog post, responding to the question "Why Does Evil Exist? Three Major Theories Help Us Understand,” for The Great Courses Daily/The Teaching Company.

Professor Jalane Schmidt has been named a 2018 Gomes Honoree by Harvard Divinity School for her scholarship, activism, and role in the demonstrations in Charlottesville last year. Learn more about the Gomes Honors and scroll down to read an interview with Professor Schmidt. 

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