Alumni/ae Publications

BUSTH Announces Faculty Publications and Presentations for May 2024

The School of Theology is pleased to announce the following faculty publications and scholarly presentations for May 2024: Eunil David Cho “Chaplaincy Education: Exploring Creative Collaboration,” Journal of Pastoral Theology 34, no. 1 (2024): 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/10649867.2024.2342047 Rebecca Copeland (presentation) Edward L. Mark Lecture at Harvard-Epworth UMC on April 28, 2024: “Entangled Being, Unoriginal Sin, & […]

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Dr. Alex Ray Mayfield (STH’21) Publishes The Kaleidoscopic City: Hong Kong, Mission, and the Evolution of Global Pentecostalism

Dr. Alex Ray Mayfield (STH’21) authored the 2023 book: The Kaleidoscopic City: Hong Kong, Mission, and the Evolution of Global Pentecostalism. The book description states: “The Kaleidoscopic City explores the development of Pentecostalism in Hong Kong between 1907 and 1942. Focusing primarily on Pentecostal missionaries and the Chinese leaders who worked alongside them, Alex R. […]

Prof. Christopher Evans writes about potential United Methodist schism in The Conversation

The following is an excerpt from the article “A dramatic schism over social issues? The United Methodist Church has been here before – but this time, America’s religious landscape is far different” by Professor of History of Christianity and Methodist Studies Christopher Evans (’85), published on April 8 by The Conversation US. Any views and opinions […]

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Reverend Dr. Titus Presler (STH’95) Publishes “The Poverty Captivity of Mission in the Churches—and Strategies for Its Liberation”

The following is an excerpt from the International Bulletin of Mission Research article “The Poverty Captivity of  Mission in the Churches — And Strategies for its Liberation” by Reverend Dr. Titus Presler, published on December 22, 2021.  “Western world mission initiatives since World War II have become captive to a dominant emphasis on socioeconomic amelioration. The Poverty Captivity […]

Reverend Vernon K. Walker (STH’16) Publishes Article on “Envisioning a Greener Future”

The following is an excerpt from the Climate Policy Lab article “Envisioning a Greener Future: Transforming VoTech Education through Environmental Justice” by Reverend Vernon K. Walker, published on January 11, 2024.  “In the summer of 2023, as part of a groundbreaking research project at Tufts University, I embarked on a mission to weave environmental justice into the […]

Dr. Heather Rene Josselyn-Cranson (STH’00,’05) Co-Edits Living the Church’s Song

Dr. Heather Rene Josselyn-Cranson (STH’00,’05) co-edited the 2023 text: Living the Church’s Song. The book description states: “This anthology is the result of several years of work by the Liturgical Music Seminar of the North American Academy of Liturgy. A variety of liturgical music scholars and practitioners from various Christian denominations explore twenty-four propositions relating […]

Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH’17) Publishes Women in World Christianity: Building and Sustaining a Global Movement

Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH’17)  authored the 2023 text: Women in World Christianity: Building and Sustaining a Global Movement. The book description states: “A groundbreaking, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary analysis of women’s experiences in World Christianity Women in World Christianity: Building and Sustaining a Global Movement is the first textbook to focus on women’s experiences in the […]

Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH’17) Publishes Global Christianity: A Guide to the World’s Largest Religion from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe

Dr. Gina Ann Zurlo (STH’17)  authored the 2022 text: Global Christianity: A Guide to the World’s Largest Religion from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe The book description states: “Explore Christian life in every corner of the world. Christianity is now a majority-global South religion, with more believers living in Africa, Asia, and Latin America than in Europe and […]

Dr. Xochitl Alvizo (STH’07,’15) Publishes The Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion: Volume 2: Curations and Durations

Dr. Xochitl Alvizo (STH’07,’15) served as one of the editors for the 2022 text: The Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion: Volume 2: Curations and Durations. The book description states: “Millennials and progressive Christians are continuing their work of creating alternative spaces for spiritual and religious expressions in North America. The practices and beliefs of progressive Christian […]