recent alumni/ae publications

Tex Sample (STH ’60, GRS ’64) publishes A Christian Justice for the Common Good

By Jaclyn K Jones
May 5th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

Tex Sample (STH '60, GRS '64) published his thirteenth book this April, 2016, entitled A Christian Justice for the Common Good, Abingdon Press. Sample is the Robert B. and Kathleen Rogers Professor Emeritus of Church and Society at the Saint Paul School of Theology. This spring he also received the... More

Heather Josselyn-Cranson (STH ’00, STH ’05) Publishes “The Reason Why We Sing”

By Jaclyn K Jones
April 20th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

What is music during the worship service supposed to do? Dr. Heather Josselyn-Cranson proposes that there are several roles for music in worship and that these roles are manifested in various worshiping traditions. In this book, she hopes to give readers a renewed respect for their own traditions, but also... More

Dr. Richard Hughes (STH ’66, GRS ’70) publishes new translation of award-winning book

By Jaclyn K Jones
March 8th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

Dr. Richard Hughes, M. B. Rich professor of religion at Lycoming College, published a revised version of his book, “Return of the Ancestor,” (Sao Paulo: E Realizacoes, 2015) in Portuguese to further psychology studies in Brazil. The original book, published in 1992, earned a Swiss book award in 1993. The book... More

Mark Harvey (STH ’71, GRS ’83) in edited volume about jazz ministry

By Jaclyn K Jones
February 17th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

Mark Harvey (STH ’71, GRS ’83) has written a chapter on the jazz ministry at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City. The chapter is part of a volume entitled Religion and Art in the Heart of Modern Manhattan: Saint Peter’s Church and the Louise Nevelson Chapel edited by Aaron... More

Sing of Mary: Giving Voice to Marian Theology and Devotion by Stephanie Budwey (STH ’04, STH ’12)

By Jaclyn K Jones
January 14th, 2016 in Alumni/ae Publications.

Throughout the history of Christianity, Mary has been a beacon of hope to many who look to her. While Christians have always prayed to Mary, they have also sung to her in times of joy and sorrow. Sing of Mary analyzes Marian hymnody throughout Christianity—and particularly in the Roman Catholic... More

The Creator’s Symphony: African Christianity, the Plight of Earth and the Poor by John Kapya Kaoma (STH ’10)

By Jaclyn K Jones
November 18th, 2015 in Alumni/ae Publications.

Much is being made of African Christianity’s explosive growth but the phenomenon will be short lived if the continent does not address the mounting life-threatening ecological crisis. Fortunately, as this book argues, African Christianity can help arrest and ameliorate effects of the ecological crises on the continent and the poor. More

William E. Alberts (GRS ’61, STH ’61) published The Counterpunching Minister

By Jaclyn K Jones
August 18th, 2015 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

From Amazon: The Counterpunching Minister (who couldn’t be “preyed” away) is a collection of 64 Counterpunch articles, calling for religious leaders to regain their prophetic role of confronting political power and wealth with reality and moral truth, rather than serving as chaplains of the status quo and providing the Invocations... More

Dr. Stephan Finlan (STH ’13) has published Bullying in the Churches, by Wipf and Stock

By Jaclyn K Jones
June 16th, 2015 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

Richard A. Hughes (GRS ’70, STH ’66) “Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex”

By Jaclyn K Jones
October 9th, 2014 in Alumni/ae Publications.

 Richard A. Hughes (GRS '70, STH '66) announces the publication of Genes, Destiny, and the Cain Complex.  Translated by Mikhail Melnikov and Maria Fomel.  Izhevsk, Russia:  Ergo Publishing Company, 2014.  Paperback, 201 pages with an extensive bibliography and index.  The 13 chapters are translations of essays previously published in Spain, Sweden, More

Rev. Burton Carley (STH ’74) “Not for Ourselves Alone”

By Jaclyn K Jones
October 9th, 2014 in Alumni/ae Publications.

Reverend Burton Carley (STH '74) announces the book: Not for Ourselves Alone: Theological Essays on Relationship edited by Burton D. Carly and Laurel Hallman. Copyright 2014 by the Unitarian Universalist Association.  These twelve essays from Unitarian Universalist leaders emerge as part of a movement in the faith from focusing on individual... More