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Religion
 
Scrogin, Katy Posted: 10/17/2012 7:13:35 PM
Graduation Date:2009
 
Katy Scrogin (Ph.D., 2009) is the senior producer of the radio show, Things Not Seen: Conversations About Culture and Faith. (http://www.thingsnotseenradio.com)
 
Pielke, Robert Posted: 4/24/2012 9:53:11 AM
Graduation Date:1973
 

A New Kind of Science Fiction from a New Kind of Writer
 
Published by Altered Dimenision Press
ISBN-10: 1936021234
ISBN-13: 978-1936021239

It has taken centuries to recognize that all humans possess certain unalienable rights. There will come a time when we have to consider whether others deserve those rights as well. That time will come on July 3rd 1863.

When a stranger carrying a shiny,metallic valise steps aboard a train carrying Abraham Lincoln home from a 2 year stint in Congress, everyone stares, wondering about the stranger's odd clothing and strange footware with the word Nike emblazoned on them. When the strange man shows up in Lincoln's office at the White house 14 years later, still wearing the same clothes, carrying the same valise and looking not a day older, the president and his staff know something is odd. But when Edwin Blair opens his valise and projects a 3d image of the Earth on Lincoln's wall, then proceeds to tell a fanciful tale about time traveling aliens preparing to land at Gettysburg on July 3rd, they are sure they've met a lunatic. Unfortunately for them, they're wrong.

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor, is the first book in a new science fiction trilogy involving timetravel, alternate history and double first contact.

The remaining two books of the Trilogy will be published by Whiskey Creek Press.

A New Birth of Freedom: The Translator will be released in November, 2012.

Robert Pielke, retired from teaching philosophy, reisides in Claremont, CA.

http://www.robertgpielke.com
 
Pielke, Robert Posted: 4/24/2012 9:45:43 AM
Graduation Date:1973
 

Rock Music in American Culture: The Sounds of Revolution
 
Published by McFarland & Co.
ISBN: 978-0-7864-4865-4

From its roots in the black and white "under classes" through its clash with the broader culture to its multifaceted incarnation today, rock and roll has fostered and reflected a genuine cultural revolution that has gone on to influence the world.

This critical work investigates rock music from a philosophical perspective, an approach rarely seen in the literature. Topics include a definition of rock music and a suggested typology; an examination of rock on radio and in television and film; and a depiction of what is to come. Of particular interest is how rock’s shifting mores have mirrored the complex changes experienced by American society as it has undergone almost continuous turbulence.

Robert G. Pielke is a retired professor of philosophy and the author of numerous scholarly articles. He lives in Claremont, California.
 
Scrogin, Katy Posted: 1/15/2012 12:26:28 PM
Graduation Date:2009
 
In Hazy Zones, Katy Scrogin's translation of Histoires floues (Cathie Fidler), was published by Edilivre, 2010. Additionally, Scrogin's article, “Toward a Hopeful Politics: Václav Havel’s Legacy of Responsible Commitment," was featured in The Other Journal.
 
Coleman, Monica Posted: 11/18/2011 1:04:52 PM
Graduation Date:2004 Posted by an administrator
 

 
CREATING WOMEN’S THEOLOGY
A Movement Engaging Process Thought
EDITED BY Monica A. Coleman, Nancy R. Howell, and Helene Tallon Russell
FOREWORD BY Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Creating Women’s Theology engages women’s questions:
• Can women from different religious traditions engage one theological approach?
• Can one philosophical approach support feminist religious thought?
• What kind of belief follows women’s criticism of traditional Christianity?
Creating Women’s Theology offers a portrait of how some women have found room for faith and feminism. For the last twenty-five years, women religion scholars have synthesized process philosophy with their feminist sensibilities and faith commitments to highlight the value of experience, the importance of freedom, and the interdependence of humanity, God, and all creation. Cutting across cultural and religious traditions, process relational feminist thought represents a theology that women have created. This volume offers an introduction to process and feminist theologies before presenting selections
from canonical works in the field with study questions. This volume includes voices from Christianity, Judaism, goddess religion, the Black church, and indigenous religions. Creating Women’s Theology invites new generations of undergraduate, seminary, and university graduate students to the methods and insights of process relational feminist theology.

“Fifty years ago Valerie Saiving noted the congeniality between the process critique of the philosophical and theological tradition and the insights of Christian women. This remarkable volume shows how the work of women process theologians and of feminists and womanists who found process categories useful together constitute a single richly textured movement. From the perspective of this male process theologian, this movement is today the most promising expression of process theology. Indeed, I view it as embodying the cutting edge of Christian theology as a whole.”
—John B. Cobb Jr., Claremont Graduate School and Claremont School of Theology

“Creating Women’s Theology is an important contribution to the literature. It offers a good summary of the relation to feminism and process theology. It also
delves into some basic questions about the universality of feminist approaches to theology in different religious traditions. This book will be a helpful introduction for courses in feminist theology.”
—Rosemary Radford Ruether, Claremont Graduate University

“In its relational structure and transtemporal movement, this book works like a society of occasions in process should! It is a beautifully aimed series of reflective events, displaying the transgenerational trajectories of the feminist and womanist process theologies as they have been massively but often indirectly unfolding. By making this movement within a movement so becomingly readable and so dialogically explicit, by highlighting its intersections with other movements and its internal differences, it will lure yet another generation of thinkers into a vital conversation.”
—Catherine Keller, Drew University Theological School

MONICA A. COLEMAN is Associate Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions and Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies at Claremont School of Theology and Associate Professor of Religion at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California. She is the author of The Dinah Project: A Handbook for Congregational Response to Sexual Violence (2004) and Making a Way Out of No Way: A Womanist Theology (2008).

NANCY R. HOWELL is Professor of Theology and Philosophy of Religion and Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. She is author of A Feminist Cosmology: Ecology, Solidarity, and Metaphysics (2000).

HELENE TALLON RUSSELL is Associate Professor of Theology at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is author of Irigaray and Kierkegaard: On the Construction of the Self (2009).
 
Epperly, Bruce Posted: 5/17/2011 1:59:40 PM
Graduation Date:1980 Posted by an administrator
 

 
PROCESS THEOLOGY: A GUIDE FOR THE PERPLEXED
Continuum, 2011
BRUCE EPPERLY, Religion, M.A., 1977; Religion, Ph.D., 1980.

This text provides an accessible introduction to process theology, aimed at nurturing the theological imagination of undergraduates, pastors and interested laypersons. It describes the major themes of process theology and relates them to the everyday lives and spiritual commitments of people today. In addition to addressing traditional theological issues, Epperly addresses cutting edge issues in theology and ethics such as pluralism and postmodernism, matters of life and death, science (technology and genetics), spiritual formation, healing and wholeness, and emerging forms of Christianity. This text is designed for seminary and university classes as well as congregational study. It will help readers to overcome the obstacles created by the technical language often employed by process theologians.
 
Epperly, Bruce Posted: 5/16/2011 11:31:51 AM
Graduation Date:1980 Posted by an administrator
 
Bruce Epperly, M.A. 1977; Ph,D., Religion 1980, gave the Oreon E. Scott Lectures on the theme, "Loosely Christian: Theology, Spirituality, and Mission in a Postmodern, Pluralistic Age." He also published two books in Spring 2011: Starting with Spirit: Nurturing Your Pastoral Leadership;(Alban) Process Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum).
 
Thomas, Matthew Posted: 4/29/2011 1:29:43 PM
Graduation Date:2006
 

Book cover
 
Matt is pleased to announce the publication of his first book, These are the Generations: Identity, Covenant, and the toledot Formula (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 551; T & T Clark International, 2011).

In the book, I explore the literary and thematic structure of Genesis and the Pentateuch.

For more information: <http://www.continuumbooks.com/books/detail.aspx?BookId=158481>
 
Epperly, Bruce Posted: 3/18/2011 3:34:43 PM
Graduation Date:1980 Posted by an administrator
 
Bruce Epperly (MA, Religion, 1977; PhD, 1980)
Raise Your Life Energy Force
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 11:00 am

Rev. Bruce Epperly, professor of practical theology at Lancaster Theological Seminary, will demonstrate how to raise one's "life force energy" and achieve overall spiritual health through the principles of reiki, a Japanese stress reduction and relaxation technique. Epperly's presentation is part of Lebanon Valley College's HEALTH Colloquium, and is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 3 at 11 a.m. in Zimmerman Recital Hall of the Suzanne H. Arnold Art Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public.

A teacher, spiritual guide, writer, lecturer, retreat leader, and reiki teacher, Epperly is also an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and Christian Church. He has authored 17 books relating to ministry, worship, and spirituality. He and wife Dr. Katherine Gould Epperly regularly lecture, lead workshops and retreats, and give reiki trainings throughout the United States and Canada.

He is a 1980 graduate of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, Calif., and has served as a faculty member at Central Michigan University, Georgetown University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Wesley Theological Seminary, and Lancaster Theological Seminary. Epperly also served as senior protestant chaplain at Georgetown.

HEALTH is a year-long integrated series of guest speakers and films that highlight and inform the various factors involved in society's consideration of its health policy. It will involve discussions on the politics of health care reform, sickness, aging, fitness, mental and eating disorders, and spiritual well-being involving thinkers and speakers from the sciences, arts, and public policy.

 
Botham, Fay Posted: 3/18/2011 3:33:50 PM
Graduation Date:2005 Posted by an administrator
 
Fay Botham (MA, Religion, 2002; PhD, 2005)
The Purity of the White Woman: Race, Gender and Religion in American Anti-Miscegenation Law
Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 4:00 pm

Le Moyne College will host a talk by Fay Botham on Thursday, Feb. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Reilley Room, located in Reilly Hall. Her talk is titled "‘The Purity of the White Woman’: Race, Gender and Religion in American Anti-Miscegenation Law."

In her talk, Botham will explore the workings of race, gender and Christianity in historical American bans on interracial marriage, considering the ways in which this history serves as a framework for understanding today's debates over same-sex marriage.

Botham is visiting assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Iowa. Prior to that, she taught at Loyola-Marymount University-Los Angeles and Hobart and William Smith College. She is the author of "Almighty God Created the Races: Christianity, Interracial Marriage, and American Law, 1865-1967," published by the University of North Carolina Press. She is currently working on a new book titled "Forceful Entry: Gender, Nature and Empire in the Sixteenth-Century Spanish Americas." Botham holds a master’s degree and doctorate in religion from Claremont Graduate University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Wheaton College.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the gender and women’s studies program, the Center for Peace and Global Studies and the religious studies department.

From the Rome Observer Website (http://www.romeobserver.com/articles/2011/01/27/life/doc4d41cb6de947e240825716.txt, 1/27/2011)
 
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