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School of Divinity receives grant from the AAAS

ironarchThe School of Divinity has received one of ten grants awarded to theological schools by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)’s “Science for Seminaries” program.

The project, “Moving Science to the Forefront of Theological Education,” will enhance the school’s leading interdisciplinary Master of Divinity curriculum by integrating science into biblical studies, historical studies and theological studies.

Several courses in the Master of Divinity curriculum will undergo revision to raise awareness of the relevance of science and increase the competency of future religious leaders who can integrate knowledge and understanding of science into the public discourse of the faith communities they will lead.

“This grant is a wonderful opportunity for the School of Divinity to make the most of its location at a great university like Wake Forest,” said Gail R. O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity. “Our students will be even more creative and effective religious leaders because they will be informed and articulate about the scientific perspective and contributions to the issues of our day. And it is so fitting that through this grant we can carry on the deep commitments of President Poteat and the strong history of the University in this area.”

Read more on the School of Divinity website.

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Faculty publications: May updates

Abigail Perdue

Abigail Perdue

Perdue, Abigail, & Randall Lockwood. (School of Law). Animal Cruelty and Freedom of Speech: When Worlds Collide. Purdue University Press. May 2014.

 

 

 

 

Michelle Voss Roberts

Michelle Voss Roberts

Voss Roberts, Michelle. (School of Divinity). Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion. Fordham University Press. May 2014.

Aiken receives Bill J. Leonard Distinguished Service Award

Aiken

Aiken

For his lifetime service to the community, Michael “Mike” Aiken received this year’s Bill J. Leonard Distinguished Service Award Pro Fide Et Humanitate from the Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Aiken, who graduated from Wake Forest in 1971, has served as executive director of Greensboro Urban Ministry, a non-profit organization that serves the Greater Greensboro area, for more than 25 years. The agency offers food and emergency financial assistance, emergency and transitional shelter, and rapid rehousing.

The award, established by James M. Dunn, Resident Professor of Christianity and Public Policy, and his wife, Marilyn, honors the life contributions of Bill J. Leonard as teacher, scholar, historian, and first dean of the School of Divinity.

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Proposals funded: O’Day and Miller

20100607oday4315Congratulations to Gail O’Day, dean of the School of Divinity, whose proposals entitled “Financial Well-Being for Pastoral Leaders” and  “Clergy Making a Place: Early Career Pastors as Generative Community Leaders” have been funded by the Lilly Foundation.

Gary Miller

Congratulations to Gary D. Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science, whose proposal entitled “Parents &Children Together Preventing Diabetes (PACT PD) (A1 Resubmission)” has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the WFU Health Sciences (WFU funding agency).