July 31, 2014

Wills to Address Government, Arts in Sept. 18 McDonald Lecture

garry-willsPulitzer Prize-winning author, journalist and historian Garry Wills joins Candler School of Theology this semester as a distinguished visiting professor in the Alonzo L. McDonald Family Chair on the Life and Teachings of Jesus and Their Impact on Culture.

In this role, Wills will present a public lecture on “Government and the Arts” on September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church on the Emory campus. Admission is free, but registration is required.


July 24, 2014

Faculty Contribute to New Biblical Resource

Five Candler faculty have contributed to the development of Bible Odyssey, a new educational website designed to make the Bible more accessible to the general public.

Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament Carol A. Newsom, Professor of Old Testament Brent A. Strawn, Candler Associate Professor of Old Testament Joel M. LeMon, and Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible Jacob L. Wright  wrote articles for the site, and R.W. Woodruff Professor of New Testament and Christian Origins Luke Timothy Johnson served as a consultant on the project. Strawn and Wright also served on the editorial board.


July 17, 2014

Long's Latest Book Takes Silver

Tom LongCandler’s Bandy Professor of Preaching Thomas G. Long has received a new accolade for his most recent book.

The Good Funeral: Death, Grief and the Community of Care won the silver award in the religion category at Foreword ReviewsIndieFab Book of the Year Awards. The honorees were announced June 27 at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

IndieFab winners were selected by a group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, and exemplify the best work coming from today’s independent authors and publishers.


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