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Dr. Dana Robert Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from American Society of Missiology

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 19th, 2017

Wheaton, IL - Dr. Dana L. Robert, Truman Collins Professor of World Christianity and History of Mission and Director of the Center for Global Christianity and Mission at the School of Theology, was awarded the American Society of Missiology (ASM) 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the annual conference in Wheaton, IL. She attended her first ASM Conference in 1984 and has been a strong contributor and supporter of the Society ever since. She received the award, presented by Frances Adeney and Bonnie Sue Lewis, in front of an audience that included 21 of her former STH students. More

STH Announces Dual Degree with School of Education

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 19th, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kimberly Macdonald Marketing & Communications Manager 617-358-1858 BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY TO OFFER DUAL DEGREES WITH BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Boston, MA – June 15, 2017 – Boston University School of Theology is happy to announce the launch of two new dual degrees in partnership with the School of Education beginning this fall. Students pursuing the Master of Divinity (MDiv) or Master of Theological Studies (MTS) degrees will now be able to combine those degrees with a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with as little as one extra semester added to their STH programs. Students must be... More

Multiple Grants Awarded to School of Theology

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 8th, 2017

Associate Dean Bryan Stone and several other faculty members have contributed their creativity and energy to grant proposals over the past few months, and the result of their efforts has paid dividends. Many thanks for these collaborative efforts that will lead the STH community to continue their innovative strides.  The Lilly Endowment awarded the Center for Practical Theology a $50,000 planning grant for a project called “Called to Lives of Meaning and Purpose” in response to a call for proposals. This grant is for the planning stage during the summer and will lead up to a major proposal in August for... More

Visiting STH Researcher

Visiting Researcher at STH Center for Global Christianity and Mission to lead Hindu dialogue at National Council of Churches

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 5th, 2017

Dr. Jesudas Athyal, a visiting researcher at the School of Theology's Center for Global Christianity and Mission, will be co-convener of the Hindu-Christian Dialogue of the National Council of Churches. He has been at the Center for Global Christianity and Mission for the past seven years, and he has extensive teaching and research experience in the areas of philosophy, theology, religion and social analysis. He is the author of An Adventure in Faith: The Story of Dr. A. K. Tharien (Tiruvalla, India, 2004), and co-author of Understanding World Christianity - India (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016).  “Dr. Jesudas Athyal is an outstanding choice to lead the Hindu-Christian... More

Wesley Wildman

STH Professor Wesley Wildman: What Computer Modeling Can Tell Us about Religion

By Kimberly Macdonald
June 1st, 2017

What Computer Modeling Can Tell Us about Religion: STH researchers introduce high tech to a low-tech discipline School of Theology Professor of philosophy, theology, and ethics, Wesley Wildman, has adopted computer simulation to help him tackle previously unanswerable questions in the field of religion. The answers he and his research students seek might help explain potential benefits from religion, such as better mental health, to its evils, such as violence in the name of God. View the full story on BU Today at