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Fall 2014

Justin Latterell (Ethics and Society) will be defending his dissertation, "The Constitution of Religious Liberty: Religion, Power, and the Birth of the Secular Purpose Test, 1844-1971" on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Room 369, Pitts Theology Library. 

On Thursday,September 18, Matthew Tuininga will be defending his dissertation, “Christ's Two Kingdoms: Calvin's Political Theology and the Public Engagement of the Church.” The defense will take place in Candler Library, room 119, from 3:30-5:30 pm.

Michael Karlin will be defending his dissertation “To Create a Dwelling Place for God'”: Life Coaching and the Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic Movement in Contemporary America.” Thursday, September 11, 3:30pm-5:30pm, Candler Library 119.

Constance Kassor will be defending her dissertation: "Thinking the Unthinkable/Unthinking the Thinkable: Conceptual Thought, Nonconceptuality, and Gorampa Sonam Senge's Synopsis of Madhyamaka." Friday, September 5, 10am-1pm, Candler Library 119.

On Friday, August 22, Lee Ann Bambach will be defending her dissertation, “That Ye Judge With Justice: Faith-Based Arbitration by Muslims in an American Context." The defense will take place at 11:00 a.m. in Callaway S221.



Spring/Summer 2014

On Monday, July 14, Dennis LoRusso will be defending his dissertation "The Libertarian Ethic and the Spirit of Global Capital: Post-Industrial Spirituality of the American Workplace."  The defense will take place in the GDR Conference Room (S221) at 11:00 am.

Thomas Fabisiak will be defending his dissertation, "The 'Nocturnal Side of Science' in David Friedrich Strauss's Life of Jesus"  on Thursday, June 12, from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  The defense will be held in Callaway, S221.

On Thursday, May 29, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Kevin Barbour will be defending his dissertation, “Whither Biblical Theology? An Assessment of the Theological Hermeneutics of John J. Collins, Walter Brueggemann, and Michael Fishbane.”  The defense will take place in Callaway, S221.

May 23, from 1:30-3:30, Jill Weaver will be defending her dissertation, "When Freedom Is Not Free:  an Ethical Critique of a Nation's Sacred Ideal."  The defense will take place in Callaway, S221.

On Monday, May 19, from 11:30-1:30, Jimmy McCarty will be defending his dissertation, “Transitional Justice and the Trinity:  A Christian Ethic for Reconciliation with Justice.”  The defense will be held in Callaway, S221.

On May 6th, from 3-5pm, Richard Floyd will be defending his dissertation "Down to Earth: Moltmann, McFague, and the Search for an Ecological Eschatology."  The defense will be held in Candler 426.

On April 8, William Yoo will be defending his dissertation, "American Missionaries, Korean Protestants, and the Making of a New Religion." The defense will take place at 2:00 PM in S221 Callaway.

Darryl Roberts will be defending his dissertation, "'The Struggle Is Not Over': An Examination of the Impact of the Climate of Religious Freedom during the Civil Rights Movement on the Pursuit of Civil Rights and Religious Liberty."  The defense will take place on Friday, April 4, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Callaway, S221.

March 31, Ira Bedzow will be defending his dissertation, "A Contemporary Jewish Virtue Ethics." The defense will take place at 3:00 p.m., in Callaway, S221.

Friday, March 28, from 1:30-3:30,-Dissertation Defense
Tim Clark will be defending his dissertation, “Firstfruits and Tithe Offerings in the Construction and Narratives of the Hebrew Bible.”  The defense will take place in Candler Library, Room 124.

March 26, from 9:00-11:00 a.m., Dissertation Defense
Carolyn Helsel will be defending her dissertation, “The Hermeneutics of Recognition: A Ricoeurian Interpretive Framework for Whites Preaching About Racism.”  The defense will take place in Callaway, N116.

March 25, Aftab Jassal will be defending his dissertation “In Search of Nagaraja:  Narrative, Place-Making, and Divine Embodiment in Garhwal.”  The defense will take place at 5:00 p.m. in ECIT.

On Friday, March 21 Travis Bott will defend his dissertation.  Travis’ dissertation is entitled “Praise and Metonymy in the Psalms: A Cognitive-Semantic Study” and the defense will take place at 1:30 p.m.  in Candler Library, room 124.

Tuesday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.
Nehemia Stern will be defending his dissertation “First Flowering of Redemption: An Ethnographic Account of Contemporary Religious Zionism in Israel.”  The defense will be held at 8:30 a.m. in Woodruff Library Teaching Theater. 

John Quant will be defending his dissertation ”Rewriting Scripture Inside and Out:  A Typology of Rewriting in Variant Editions and Rewritten Scripture” on March 7, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.   The defense will occur in the ECIT distance learning room at Woodruff Library. 

On Wednesday, December 18, 10:00am – noon, Ryan Bonfiglio will defend his dissertation, "Reading Images, Seeing Texts: Towards a Visual Hermeneutics for Biblical Studies.".  Ryan’s defense will take place in Woodruff Library, ECIT 217.  Please contact Ryan directly if you are interested in viewing a copy of his dissertation.


Fall 2013: GDR Required and Sponsored Programs

First Year Colloquy Schedule

Fall Semester: 9/10; 10/22; 11/12; 12/10

Spring Semester: 1/28; 2/25; 3/25; 4/22

Updated schedule for Spring 2014 Colloquy

Information Session: Third Options for TATTO
September 25, Wednesday, at 3 p.m. – Place: Woodruff Library 217 

This will be an information session about Third Option settings in which GDR students still needing to fulfill their TATTO requirements can do so.  Please read the information below carefully – including when a Third Option should be done.  For full information, check the GDR website under “Info for Current Students” – then “GDR TATTO Assistantships, Associateships, Third Option. 

Allen Tullos, the Co-Director of the new Center for Digital Scholarship will explain a number of options for student placements.  Elizabeth Hornor will explain possibilities for doing a Third Option through the Carlos Museum.  Elaine Justice will explain an option involving a journalistic blog on religion at Emory. 

 

Professional Development Events:

Composing the Teaching Dossier, Tuesday, October 22nd, 4:00-5:30 p.m. Location: White Hall 200

Professors Bobbi Patterson, Jennifer Ayres, and Pam Hall.

The teaching dossier is often required of applicants for teaching positions.

Panelists will discuss the components of a good teaching dossier, including the teaching philosophy statement, sample syllabis, and sample assignments and evaluations. 

The goal of the GDR Professional Development series is to assist students in navigating academic culture effectively and with less anxiety.


Program for Scholarly Integrity (PSI):

Public Scholarship and the Study of Religion, Tuesday, September 24th, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Callaway C203

A panel discussion on "Public Scholarship and the Study of Religion".  This event will be held on Tuesday, September 24, 4:00-5:30 pm.  Esteemed panelists will be Dr. Gary Laderman and Dr. Brent Strawn, who will make remarks and hold a discussion of the ethical value, contexts, and ethical challenges of doing public scholarship bearing on the study of religion.  Location: Callaway C203


Human Subjects Work and the Study of Religion, Friday, February 28th, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Location: TBA

A panel study on "Human Subjects Work and the Study of Religion."  This event will be held on Friday, February 28, 2-3:30 pm Esteemed panelists will be Dr. Joyce Fleuckiger and Dr. Emmanuel Lartey, who will make remarks and hold a discussion about the value, ethical contexts, and ethical challenges of human subjects work within the study of religion.  Location: TBA.

Click here for additional information about the PSI program, and it's requirements



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