recent alumni/ae publications

Duane Miller (STH ’61, GRS ’70) publishes a memoir

By Jaclyn K Jones
May 11th, 2016 in Alumni/ae News, Alumni/ae Publications.

In this memoir, Duane Miller (STH '61, GRS '70) discusses what it was like to be a student at Boston University School of Theology and what the school meant to him. A meme provides an automatic belief regarding what's important, an unspoken understanding of whom to trust or whom to distrust... More

Robert Bolton (STH ’60, STH ’69) 1979 book featured as one of 50 Psychology Classics

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

Robert Bolton (STH '60, STH '69) published People Skills: How to Assert Yourself, Listen to Others and Resolve Conflicts in 1979 and it was featured in Tom Butler-Bowdon's 50 Psychology Classics along with chapters on Freud, Adler, Jung, Karen Horney, Anna Freud, Eric Berne, Erik Erikson, Victor Frankl, William James, Abraham Maslow, Pavolv, Piaget, More

Dr. Stephen Finlan (STH ’13) publishes Sacrifice and Atonement

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

Stephen Finlan (STH '13) publishes Sacrifice and Atonement: Psychological Motives and Biblical Patterns. Beneath the commonplace affirmation that Jesus “paid for our sins” lie depths of implication: Did God demand a blood sacrifice to assuage divine anger? Is sacrifice (consciously or unconsciously) intended to induce the deity to show favor? What underlies... More

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