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Cultural Truth: Conflict and Empathy

By Nya-Brielle Earrusso
March 25th, 2016

From March 22 to April 29, Boston University School of Theology will display an art exhibit of cultural objects by Lynne Allen, the current dean ad interim and professor of arts at the BU College of Fine Arts. Allen traces her heritage six generations back to Ita ta Win (Wind Woman), depicted in a digital print piece in the exhibit, and says that every matriarch in her family has been a member of the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in South Dakota. In an essay about Allen's recent work, Nature Morte, Lynne Cooney writes that the collection includes various art forms and techniques "ranging from richly layered... More

Robert Receives Henry Luce III Theology Fellowship

By Alisa Harris
March 23rd, 2016

Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins professor of world Christianity and history of mission, has been named one of six Henry Luce III Theology Fellows for 2016-2017. Funded by a grant from The Henry Luce Foundation, the fellowship supports “scholars whose projects offer significant and innovative contributions to theological studies” and it “seeks to foster excellence in theological scholarship, and to strengthen the links among theological research, churches, and wider publics.” The fellowship is administered by the Association of Theological Schools, which chooses the fellows from among the full-time faculty in its 270 member institutions. Robert, who also serves as director of... More

Lightsey Gives Keynote Lecture at Claremont School of Theology

By Alisa Harris
March 9th, 2016

In February, Associate Dean Pamela Lightsey gave a keynote lecture at Claremont School of Theology during its 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration. Lightsey, associate dean for community life and lifelong learning and clinical assistant professor of contextual theology and practice at Boston University School of Theology, met with students during the day to talk about her work as a scholar and activist. Her address followed a sermon by Rev. Dr. Cedrick Bridgeforth, lead pastor at Santa Ana United Methodist Church. The day’s events also included tributes to the recently deceased Rev. Dr. Cornish R. Rogers (STH’55), professor emeritus at CST. As... More

Christopher H. Evans to Give Keynote Address at Culver-Stockton College

By Alisa Harris
March 2nd, 2016

On March 22, Dr. Christopher H. Evans, professor of history of Christianity and Methodist studies at Boston University, will be the speaker at the annual Henry Barton Robison Lecture in Religion, held at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Mo. Evans’ lecture is entitled Righteous Idealism: The Legacy of the Social Gospel Movement in America and will take place at 7:00pm in Merillat Chapel. Evans says his lecture will be delving into the “decisive role” of the social gospel movement and its influence in “shaping the religious and secular contours of twentieth-century American life—even as its legacy has become recently obscured by the... More

Marie Howe Poetry Reading and Q&A

By Alisa Harris
February 26th, 2016

Former New York poet laureate Marie Howe will come to Boston University on March 18 for a reading of her poetry, followed by a Q&A on spirituality, poetry and imagination. An acclaimed poet, Howe is the author of three poetry collections: The Good Thief (1988), selected for the National Poetry Series; What the Living Do (1997), named one of the five best poetry collections of the year by Publishers Weekly; and The Kingdom of Ordinary Time (2008), a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. Fellow New York poet laureate Stanley Kunitz selected Howe's first book as the recipient of the Lavan Younger... More