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Princeton Theological Seminary assistant professor Bo Karen Lee was at Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research in Collegeville, Minnesota, where she was on sabbatical. 

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A 1999 graduate of PTS’s  Ph.D. program Carolyn Schneider is proud to announce her new book, “I Am a Christian:” The Nun, the Devil, and Martin Luther.  The book, which was published by Fortress Press in 2010, tells Luther’s story of a woman who fought the devil by saying, “I am a Christian.”  The book explores why Luther found this to be such a faithful response and also demonstrates how this tale is relevant to today’s people who are tempted by despair.  Schneider is associate professor of theology at Texas Lutheran University.

For more information about “I Am a Christian:” The Nun, the Devil, and Martin Luther, please visit

Haruko Nawata Ward, a 2001 PTS Ph.D. graduate, was awarded a Lilly Theological Research Grant from the Association of Theological Schools for the 2011-2012 academic year.  She will use the Faculty Fellowship Grant for her project Christian Theology of Martyrdom and Women Martyrs in Early Modern Japan.  Ward is associate professor of church history at Columbia Theological Seminary, where she has taught since 2002.  For the 2011-2012 academic year, she will be returning to PTS’s Center of Theological Inquiry as a resident member and William Scheide Fellow.

Frank Yamada, Ph.D., was elected as the tenth president of McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois.  Yamada will be the first Asian American to lead a Presbyterian Church (USA) seminary.  Prior to serving as president, Yamada was an associate professor of Hebrew Bible and the director of the Center for Asian American Ministries at McCormick.  Yamada earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Philosophy from Princeton Seminary, where he studied Hebrew Bible with an emphasis on hermeneutics, feminist theory, and culturally contextual biblical interpretation. 

Read more about Dr. Yamada’s appointment

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