Reverend Donald A. Burge passed away on September 7th. Please find his obituary here.
Understanding Religious Conversion: The Case of St. Augustine.
Synopsis: Understanding Religious Conversion begins with emphasis on the value of respecting religious/theological interpretations of conversion while coordinating social scientific studies of how personal, social, and cultural issues are relevant to the human transformational process. It encourages us to bring together the perspectives of psychology, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies into critical and mutually-informing conversation for establishing a richer and more accurate perception of the complex phenomenon of religious conversion. The case of St. Augustine’s conversion experience superbly illustrates the complicated and multidimensional process of religious change. By critically extending the contributions of the literature within Lewis Rambo’s interdisciplinary framework, Dong Young Kim presents a more integrated picture of how personal, social, cultural, and religious/theological components interact with one another in the process of Augustine’s conversion.
Bishop Richard J. Malone is featured in a profile by the Catholic Diocese of Buffalo. Please see below
Richard Hughes has written an article titled, “Boston University School of Theology and the Civil Rights Movement.”
The full article can be found here.
Donald Messer wrote an article that was published by United Methodist Communications. It is a reflection based on the International AIDS Conference and related conferences held last month in Washington, D.C. Entitled “Churches Crucial to Turn the TIde of HIV and AIDS”
The full article can me found here.
Richard Hughes has written an essay called “Boston University School of Theology and the Civil Rights Movement.”
He has also written a book. Pro-Justice Ethics: From Lament to Nonviolence is an original work within Christian social ethics and is based upon the civil rights movement, the philosophy of nonviolence, and the biblical lament tradition. The author formulates the justice imperative as an ethic of duty and defines justice as an act of protesting, preventing, and remedying injustices that cause human suffering. Formally, injustice is the violation of fairness, equality, and dignity, but in its primal form injustice is child abuse. Birth and death are discussed from a justice perspective beyond the dichotomy of pro-life and pro-choice. Special attention is devoted to the injustices of globalization, international human rights abuses, and corporate violations of the natural rights of water in the earth commons.
Dr. Gerald H. Anderson’s 240-page history of IAMS, Witness to World Christianity: The International Association for Mission Studies, 1972-2012—which includes 44 photographs and an index—is an outstanding overview of the history of IAMS, and a virtual “Who’s Who” in Mission Studies for the past half century.
Gerald (Jerry) Anderson (’55, GRS ’60) has written a history of the International Association for Mission Studies entitled Witness to World Christianity (Overseas Ministries Study Center, 2012) for presentation at the assembly of the Association in August in Toronto. Prof. Dana Robert is quoted on the cover saying, “Only Gerald Anderson could have written such a succinct, informative, and useful account of the Association.”