Summer/Fall 2002
Volume 7 Number 1






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Faculty Accolades

Brian Blount was one of the conference preachers at the “Reclaiming the Text” conference in Montreat, North Carolina, in May.

James Charlesworth was awarded the Comenius Medal (named after 17th-century Czech theologian, philosopher, linguist, and educationalist John Amos Comenius) by the faculty of Charles University in Prague. It was given in recognition of Charlesworth’s accomplishment in Qumran studies, life-of-Jesus investigation, and “last but not least, because of his solidarity with Czech biblical scholars during the communist time.” He was also recently filmed by the CBS program 48 Hours as he and a scientist dated the ink of a Dead Sea Scroll fragment.

Kenda Creasy Dean spoke on “Big Enough Questions” at Columbia Theological Seminary’s annual colloquium in April. The colloquium focused on ministry with youth and young adults in the 21st century.

Abigail Rian Evans was inducted into the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. The club is “composed of individuals of distinct character and sociability who have done meritorious original work in science, literature, or the arts who are recognized as distinguished in a learned profession or in public service.” Founded in 1878, the club includes among its members dozens of Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and Medal of Honor winners. Evans was also a panel participant at a conference titled “Addictions and Mental Health: Bridging the Gap,” which was held at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in Piscataway, New Jersey. She also gave the Nyvall Lectures, titled “Healthy Ministers: A Call for Clergy Health” and “Health Ministries: Renewing the Church’s Role in Healthcare,” at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.

Beverly Gaventa received an honorary doctorate from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis in May. She also gave the plenary address (“What Ever Happened to Those Prophesying Daughters?”) at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Region of the Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta in March. Readers may also have spotted Gaventa on a History Channel program on Mary that has become something of a classic.

Daniel Migliore spoke in March on the topic “Jesus Is Risen!: The Stories of the Resurrection in the Four Gospels and Their Message for Today” at the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Migliore also presented a workshop at “Reclaiming the Text,” a May conference for preachers in Montreat, North Carolina.

Patrick Miller received a 2003 Lilly Faculty Fellowship grant to continue his work on the Ten Commandments as a framework for biblical ethics. He also delivered the Caldwell Lectures at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in March. He was a lecturer and preacher at the “Reclaiming the Text” conference in Montreat, North Carolina.

J.J.M. Roberts was featured as a scholar in a recently aired History Channel program titled Egypt: Land of the Gods.

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