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Journeys

October, 2016

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Celebrating Success: 20th Anniversary of HTI
Event on Nov. 18 to Honor our Past, Celebrate the Present, and Envision the Future
 
Over the past 20 years, your Hispanic Theological Initiative has guided more than 107 scholars to earn the doctoral degrees they needed to claim much deserved positions of leadership in academia and the church.
 
And on November 18 in San Antonio at one of HTI’s member schools, Oblate School of Theology, your HTI will celebrate this success and look to the future.
 
“This is about you, the visionaries, the scholars, the mentors and supporters who built this program and are integral to its continued success for the next 20 years and beyond,” said Rev. Joanne Rodríguez, director of HTI. “We thank you for your commitment to taking a vision and making it a reality.”
 
The event, titled “Honoring Our Past, Celebrating the Present and Envisioning the Future,” will be held at the Oblate School of Theology Whitley Theological Center in San Antonio as a Friday night kickoff to the American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meetings. About 250 honored guests affiliated with the program – founders, mentors, scholars, donors, and publishing partners – will be in attendance and the event is expected to raise $175,000, including a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, in support of the program.
 
Rev. Rodríguez added, “This event intended to celebrate all of the wonderful people like you who have made HTI so successful for two decades.”
 

The Return of Perspectivas – Now Online
 











Perspectivas is back.
 
The acclaimed journal from your Hispanic Theological Initiative is now online and poised to resume its place as your source for top notch scholarship designed to spark conversation and research into theological and religious education.
 
From 1998 to 2009, HTI published hard copies of Perspectivas and the peer-reviewed bilingual journal gave a voice to many great scholars. The new Perspectivas Online makes the journal more accessible and environmentally friendly.
 
In celebration of its return, you will find back issues from 2001-2009 available digitally, along with 2016 content on the site,  PerspectivasOnLine.comfor free. In 2017, the journal will be available by subscription only.
 

In this edition of Journeys:


YOUR SUPPORT EMPOWERS ALL LATINA/O VOICES

 
When you support HTI, you have a direct impact on the future of higher education and the church, not only in the support received by individual scholars, but for every Latina/o student who aspires to become a leader.
 
In other words, your support goes far beyond theological studies and church statistics. Your support inspires, because when one voice is heard, others have the courage to speak.
 
We have all heard the statistics about the lack of Latina/o representation in the academy and positions of leadership in the church in comparison to nationwide demographics. This is what HTI is working to change. Over the past 20 years, your support and participation in this program has put more than 107 scholars into positions of leadership in academia and the church. This means that in their classrooms and in their congregations, these scholars are demonstrating the opportunities that young Latina/os can aspire to achieve.
 
Now this does not mean that every young Latina/o in an undergrad classroom goes on to seek a PhD or even that every Latina/o in a church pastored by an HTI scholar will follow. However, it does mean that they will see this as a real possibility. A possibility made greater by your support.
 
After all, the only way HTI is able to match up students with mentors for success in many great PhD programs is through incredible foundations which give so generously, member schools committed to this cause, publishing houses that give authors a platform, and the many individual and corporate donors who are devoted to the program’s success.
 
For this, we say loudly and with all of our hearts, Thank You!
 
Blessings,


     

Joanne Rodriguez
Director of HTI
 

LOGROS

HTI is pleased to announce that your support has empowered scholars to defend their doctoral dissertations successfully, earn new appointments to positions in the academy, and receive additional honors! Congratulations to the following scholars:
 
Congratulations to Dr. Melissa Pagán (2014–2015 HTI Dissertation Scholar), who successfully defended her dissertation “L@s Indocumentad@s: A Feminist Decolonial Analysis of the Anthropological Subject in Roman Catholic Teachings on Gender and Sexuality and Catholic Social Thought” at Emory University. Melissa serves as Director of Graduate Religious Studies and an Assistant Professor at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles.

 
Dr. Miguel J. Romero, ThD (2011-2012 HTI Dissertation Scholar), has been appointed as an Assistant Professor, Religious and Theological Studies at Salve Regina University. ¡En hora buena, Miguel!




 
Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo (2010-2011 HTI Dissertation Scholar) recently received tenure and has been officially promoted to Associate Professor of Latina/o Studies and Religion at Williams College. Dr. Hidalgo also published her first book titled "Revelation in Aztlan: Scripture, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement." (Palgrave Macmillan US, 2016.)  Congratulations!
 



Dr. Eric Barreto, who was an HTI dissertation scholar while studying at Emory University, recently joined the faculty at Princeton Theological Seminary as the Weyerhaueser Associate Professor of New Testament. He describes the deep impact of his experience with HTI:
 
“HTI is indispensable in theological education today. If seminaries and theological schools hope to answer the call of God to prepare leaders who can minister in diverse spaces, then the nurturing of a generation of Latina/o scholars is simply requisite. In my own vocation, HTI was a critical partner. HTI helped teach me how to be a faithful teacher and scholar. HTI introduced me to a network of wise and talented colleagues upon whose experience and intelligence I still lean. But most of all, HTI taught me that my voice mattered and was needed in both the church and the academy. HTI has made an incredible impact on higher education in this country, but the work must continue. In the last few years, I have had the privilege of helping lead workshops for burgeoning scholar-teachers enrolled in HTI; these young scholars will be changing theological education as we know it. The passion, commitments, and vision they carry together is a gift to the academy and the church alike. HTI has made this all possible. For that, I remain so grateful.”
 
Dr. Rubén Rosario Rodríguez (2003-2004 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor), Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of the Mev Puleo Scholarship Program at Saint Louis University,  has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Publishing Corporation (PPC) at the 222nd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Portland, Oregon. PPC is the official denominational publisher of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), publishing resources that advance religious scholarship, stimulate conversation about moral values, and inspire faithful living. PPC also oversees the Presbyterian academic press, Westminster/John Knox Press. Congratulations!
 
Dr. Gregory Cuéllar (2005-2006 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI mentor), Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, has been awarded Visiting Academic status at the University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) for his sabbatical this next academic year (2017-2018). The University of Oxford's Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) conducts high quality research, develops theory and facilitates knowledge exchange in the field of migration.

Dr. Lara Medina (1997-1998 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) Professor in the department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University, Northridge has been recognized by the University of Southern Queensland, Australia as an Eminent Visiting Scholar 2016 for her on-site work on collaborative project with artist/scholar Yreina Cervantez titled: “Days of the Dead: Living, Recalling Spirit and Ancestors.”
 
She has also been awarded a Faculty Fellow Spring 2016 by California State University, Northridge, College of Humanities, for a co-edited book project titled, From the Ancestors and Beyond: Contemporary Chicana Spiritual Expressions to be published 2017.

Tito Madrazo (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar), PhD candidate at Duke Divinity School, recently defended his dissertation proposal.
 






REV. DR. JUSTO GONZALEZ HONORED BY YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Yale Divinity School in September honored Dr. Justo González, the first director of HTI and the Hispanic Summer Program, for his contributions to the academy as its first Hispanic male graduate.
 
González was the youngest person to be awarded a PhD in historical theology at Yale in 1958 and has published more than 120 books, hundreds of articles and edited the journal Apuntes for 20 years. He has been the recipient of four honorary degrees and the Ecumenism Award from Washington Theological Consortium.
 
Now retired, he has served as a professor of historical theology at Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Candler School of Theology of Emory University, and the Evangelical Seminary of Puerto Rico. An ordained United Methodist Minister, he is also a retired member of the Rio Grande Conference of the United Methodist Church and a member of the Ecumenical Commissions, World Council of Churches and National Council of Churches.


HTI SCHOLARS RECEIVE 2016 FORUM FOR THEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION (FTE) FELLOWSHIP
 
Ángel Gallardo (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Southern Methodist University, Religion and Culture and Erica Ramirez (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Drew University, Religion and Society, were among several who received a 2016 Forum for Theological Exploration fellowship.
 
FTE is committed to supporting rising theological educators from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups who are committed to making an impact through their teaching and scholarship. According to the Association for Theological Schools, in North American theological schools less than 20 percent of faculties are people of color.
 
FTE’s doctoral initiatives foster diversity in the academy by accelerating the successful completion of doctoral degrees among students of African, Latina/o, Asian and First Nations descent by providing financial support, a community of peers and mentors and professional development opportunities. For more information, go to: http://fteleaders.org/press/fte-announces-recipients-of-2016-fellowship-for-doctoral-students

Dr. Cecilia González-Andrieu (2006-2007 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) has been appointed to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles Theological Commission and the board of Christians in the Visual Arts. She has also published a new book, Teaching Global Theologies: Power & Praxis, co-edited with Kwok Pui Lan and Dwight Hopkins, (Baylor University Press, 2015) <http://bit.ly/2eC9x0L>.


Among other recent publications featuring articles by Dr. Gonzalez-Andrieu:
  • “Evangelization, Inculturation and Popular Religion,” in Go Into the Streets: The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis, ed. Thomas P. Rausch SJ and Richard R. Gaillardetz, (Manwah: Paulist Press), 2016.
  • “The Bible and the Arts in Latin America,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts. Oxford University Press, released December, 2015.
  • “A Latina Theological Reflection on Education, Faith, Love, and Beauty,” in The Journal of Catholic Education, Volume 19, Issue 2 (2016) Special Issue: Latinos, Education, and the Church.
Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez (2002-2003 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor), Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary,  has received Associated Church Press Award of Excellence in the “Theological or Scholarly Article” category for his article, “Can Anything Good Come Out of _________? Come and See!: Faithful Witness in Marginality and Hospitality,” Concordia Journal 41/2 (2015). You can find the article here: http://scholar.csl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1135&context=cj
 

HTI SCHOLARS EN ACCIÓN 

Dr. Gregory Cuéllar (2005-2006 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor), Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, was one of three plenary speakers this summer at an international conference hosted by the University of Exeter entitled “Ethnicity/Race/Religion: Identities, Ideologies, and Intersections in Biblical Texts and Interpretation.” The event attracted students and scholars from Africa, Europe, Asia, and America. 
 
Dr. Cuéllar’s plenary address was entitled, "S.R. Driver and Higher Criticism: Mapping "Differences of Race" in Genesis.” This address is part of a larger book project that is nearing completion entitled, The British Museum and the Bible: the Indexes of Subjectivity in 19th Century Modern Biblical Criticism.  (Leiden: Brill). The issues raised in his address pertained mainly to the abiding presence of racial logic in modern biblical criticism, in particular S.R. Driver’s form of higher criticism.
 
Dr. Loida I. Martell-Otero (1999-2000 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) Professor of Constructive Theology at Palmer Theological Seminary, joined 22 other scholars, pastors and church leaders from diverse theological, denominational, and vocational backgrounds on a trip to Israel from July 12 through July 21. The trip was by invitation of the American Jewish Committee and the Shalom Hartman Institute (based in Jerusalem), a group committed to a vision of justice for all inhabitants of Israel and for a lasting peace in the Middle East. The AJC invited Dr. Martell to be a fellow of the prestigious Christian Leadership Initiative for 2016-17.
 
The purpose of this initiative is two-fold. First, fellows are given the opportunity to study the intellectual foundations of religious pluralism and interreligious studies, engaging in Jewish theological, philosophical, ethical, and political thought with rabbis. This year, the CLI also had the opportunity to visit the President of Israel at his home as he stated his vision for a more pluralistic nation. Second, CLI participants are given the opportunity to engage in honest and open conversations with scholars from both the Jewish and Muslim Leadership Initiatives about achieving peace in the Middle East. This year, these conversations extended to include their concerns about the rising tide of Islamophobia in the United States, and how Christian leaders can contribute to peace at home.
 
The 2016 trip to Israel was part of what will be an ongoing commitment for the CLI fellowship program. In addition to monthly webinars, where participants will continue to study Judaism and Jewish texts with distinguished rabbis, the summer of 2017 will conclude with a second trip to Israel, with the intent to engage more directly with Palestinian Arabs and others affected by the conflict.
 
“It was an incredible experience,” noted Dr. Martell, “not only to be in this holy place, but more importantly to be among such a diverse group of people that so quickly became a community. We cared and watched out for each other, listened respectfully to each other, and learned from each other. It is a true privilege to be part of this group, and to be able to participate in this program. I look forward to continuing to wrestle with these issues of global import more deeply, more passionately, and with greater commitment.”



















On July 6-8, Dr. Leopoldo A. Sánchez (2002-2003 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor), Werner R. H. and Elizabeth R. Krause Professor of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, taught an intensive course entitled “Teología de la Santificación” at Seminario Concordia in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil, for their Master’s level program.

Rev. Arthur Benevenuti, pastor of IELB in Sao Leopoldo, expressed: "The master's students at Concordia Seminary have had the opportunity to participate in very edifying courses with extremely well-prepared teachers. Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez, Concordia Seminary Teacher Saint Louis, United States is leading the course in a very understandable Spanish and it has led us to very profound reflections on the Holy Spirit and the doctrine about the Holy Spirit and its consequences for the life of the Christian and the church."
 




















Dr. Sánchez also recently published an article on pneumatology entitled “Sculpting Christ in Us: Public Faces of the Spirit in God’s World,” in Myk Habets, ed. Third Article Theology: A Pneumatological Dogmatics (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2016), 297-318. Release date: Sept. 1, 2016. Link to book’s information: http://fortresspress.com/product/third-article-theology-pneumatological-dogmatics
 

Dr. Gaston Espinosa (1990-2000 HTI Post-Doctoral Scholar and HTI Mentor), Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Religion at Claremont McKenna College and the 2016-2017 William E. Simon Fellow in Religion and Public Life in the department of politics at Princeton University, recently gave a talk on Religion, Race, and the 2016 Election at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs at Princeton University. This event was to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
 
During this event, Dr. Espinosa discussed why religion and race matter in president politics, the critical role of Latinos, Blacks, Evangelicals, Catholics, and others in the election, and how people are leaning in their vote by religion and race.






















Dr. Daniel F. Flores (2002-2003 HTI Dissertation Scholar) Public Service Librarian, Judith J. Carrier Library at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX, is leading a community-wide literacy program this fall funded by the National Endowment for the Arts called NEA Big Read, which will explore the topic of moral injury and Post Traumatic Stress in soldiers as depicted in Tim O'Briens novel The Things They Carried.  For more info: http://sites.tccd.edu/tccbuzz/2016/08/03/tarrant-county-college-wins-10200-grant-to-read-the-things-they-carried/
 
Dr. David Sánchez (2002-2003 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) Associate Professor of Theological Studies and Director of American Cultures at Loyola Marymount University, presented a paper and visuals on July 18 and 19,  entitled: "Religio-Political Sectarianism and Incarceration in Northern Ireland After the Troubles" to the University of Aberdeen (Scotland, UK) Strategic Studies and Post-Conflict Justice and Peacebuilding Programs.
 



Ángel J. Gallardo (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar), PhD Candidate in Religion and Culture at Southern Methodist University has contributed a chapter on the Epistle of James, Santiago, for the soon-to-be-published Comentario Bíblico Contemporaneo.  This academically informed Commentary is designed to be a practical resource for laity and pastors serving Spanish speaking communities throughout the Americas. It contributes a unique perspective by interpreting scripture in light of the social and economic realities shaping Latin America. The book will be published in Spanish, English and Portuguese.  Congratulations on this success!
 
This Advent, Tony Alonso (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar) PhD candidate at Emory University, and Jeanne Cotter will be touring with an evening of prayer, story, and song at parishes throughout the country. Tony and Jeanne grew up in the same hometown and share the same childhood parish. Rooted in their shared experience of home, they look forward to celebrating the spirit of a season that draws us both nostalgically and spiritually toward images of home.

These are the dates and locations:

November 27, Saginaw, Michigan
December 2, Naperville, Illinois
December 3, Mundelein, Illinois
December 4, Newton, Massachusetts
December 9, Boulder City, Nevada
December 10, Encinitas, California
December 11, Northridge, California
December 16, Spring, Texas
December 18, Tomahawk, Wisconsin
December 20, St. Paul, Minnesota

For more information, visit the Sing Me Home Tour Page.
 

PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

On Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Hispanic Theological Initiative
 
By Rev. Dr. Victor Aloyo, Jr.
Associate Dean for Institutional Diversity and Community Engagement

On this twentieth anniversary of the Hispanic Theological Initiative (HTI), I find myself amazed at how much of a positive impact this organization has had in a relatively short period. HTI began firmly, reaching out to a large number of scholars from the first days, widened its circle and its influence without abandoning its first participants.
 
HTI now stands as a shining example of theological education and substantive religious scholarship for the possibilities in the theological academy, higher education, and indeed the church. I have a deep affection for the Hispanic Theological Initiative and a personal appreciation for its mission and work. Identifying and empowering the talents and gifts of a group of people and finding the appropriate means by which they can be nurtured is a constant challenge in the church and my ministry.
 
Princeton Theological Seminary has been the home to HTI since 1999.  The Seminary is proud to be a partner with HTI in their mission of supporting and nurturing rising theologians and church historians, keeping them deeply embedded in the practicality of ministry. Over the last two decades, a number of Princeton Seminary graduates have participated in HTI, including Dr. Jared Alcántara (2012-2014 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Assistant Professor of Homiletics at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Dr. Tommy A. Cásarez (2004-2005 HTI Doctoral Renewal Scholar), Independent Scholar, Dr. Elías Ortega (2009-2010 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Assistant Professor of Afro-Latina/o Religions and Cultural Studies at Drew Theological School, Dr. Rubén Rosario-Rodríguez (2002-2003 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor), Director, Mev Puleo Scholarship in Latin American Theology and Culture, Director of the MA Program in Theological Studies, and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Saint Louis University.
 
Currently, there are three Princeton Seminary students enrolled as HTI scholars: Rubén Arjona-Mejía (Instructor in Pastoral Theology and Care at Iliff School of Theology), Francisco Javier Peláez-Díaz, and Stephanie Mota Thurston.
 
The Hispanic Theological Initiative has been a gift to the academy and the church. The gains already achieved in the number of Latina/o scholars, faculty, and administrators in seminaries, schools of theology, universities, and accrediting agencies would not have been possible without HTI. Princeton Theological Seminary is most grateful for this invaluable partnership.
 

HTI MEMBER SCHOOLS EN ACCIÓN

 
Andrews University to Launch Spanish Language Online Associate Degree in Religion
 
The Iniciativa Ministerial Hispana of the Department of Religion and Biblical Languages of Andrews University is implementing a fully accredited Associate Degree Online in Religion completely in Spanish. Through online classes using videos, new textbooks and additional resources, this will be available to Hispanic students from the United States, Latin America and the rest of the world.
 
The Iniciativa, AU-IMH is working with 74 Hispanic/Latina/o Adventist authors holding or seeking a doctoral degree to compose the textbooks for these classes that Andrews University Press will publish in hard-copy and in electronic form.  These authors have graduated from 20 different universities and seminaries, and working in 31 different institutions around the world.
 
Thanks to the sponsorship of Andrews University and Tutku Tours-Turkey, as part of the media component of the textbooks, five professors and four HTI Scholars [Abner Hernández (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar), PhD, ABD; Abelardo Rivas (2016-2017 HTI Dissertation Scholar), PhD ABD; Dr. Rubén Rivera; Dr. Enrique Báez (2010-2011 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Professor of Hebrew Bible at the Dominican Adventist University and Adjunct Professor at the Inter-American Adventist Theological Seminary; and Dr. Rubén Muñoz-Larrondo (2005-2006 HTI Dissertation Scholar) Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Director of Spanish Ministerial Initiative at Andrews University] traveled to Turkey and Israel to record classes. The classes will be available January 2017.


 


















Notre Dame Unveils Scholarship Program for Latino Studies
 
The University of Notre Dame in September announced the creation of a Latino Studies Scholars Program (LSSP), a merit-based scholarship and accompanying curriculum for undergraduate students designed to attract and shape leaders working to support and empower Latina/o communities. The scholarship was created by the Institute for Latino Studies (ILS) at Notre Dame, which works to advance understanding of Latina/o community in support of Notre Dame’s mission to prepare transformative leaders in education, the professions, the arts, economic and civic participation, faith, and family life among Latinos and all members of society.
 
Scholars are awarded $25,000 per year for four years of undergraduate study at Notre Dame, along with up to $5,000 per summer for three summers to fund enrichment activities such as internships, conferences, and study abroad. The program is intended to help attract top students interested in impacting the Latina/o community and will provide a curriculum, internships, and research opportunities to engage the cohort of scholars in Latina/o Studies. The scholarship is open to students of all ethnic origins who demonstrate their interest in both Latina/o studies and a commitment to the future of Latina/o communities in the United States. Once selected students may enroll in any college or major at Notre Dame.
 
“[This program] is at the heart of efforts at the Institute for Latino Studies and Notre Dame to equip our students with the training they need to be transformative leaders in the Catholic Church and society,” said Timothy Matovina, Co-Director of the ILS and Professor of Theology.
 
As a leading Catholic research institution, Notre Dame recognizes the importance of the growing Latino community in the United States and its impact on the future of the country and the Catholic Church. The University expects to enroll a cohort of four funded Latino Studies Scholars in the program’s first year (2017-18) with a planned increase of up to 16 Scholars in future years.
 
“We are convinced that whatever the origin of leaders, they must be supported to develop to the full range of their abilities,” said Luis Ricardo Fraga, Co-Director of the ILS, Notre Dame Professor of Transformative Latino Leadership, and Joseph and Elizabeth Robbie Professor of Political Science. “LSSP is designed to help the next generation of leaders reach that potential as a fundamental part of their undergraduate studies.”
 
Selections will be made as part of the enrollment process using admission applications to consider students for merit aid. To be eligible for consideration, a student must apply in either Restrictive Early Action with a complete application by November 1, or in Regular Decision with a complete application by January 1. More information available at  latinostudies.nd.edu/latino-studies-scholars-program.
 

Perkins School of Theology-SMU to Offer Spanish-Language ThM Degree
 
The Perkins School of Theology-Southern Methodist University will offer a Spanish-language Master of Theology (Th.M.) degree beginning in Fall 2017. It is the first advanced Master’s degree of its kind among the 13 United Methodist-related schools of theology, and will be a non-residential program designed for experienced full-time pastors or Church/academic leaders. The intensive cohort-based courses are expected to be held in Dallas and onsite in Latin America, online class contact and mentorship.
 
The Spanish-language ThM degree will be a two-year, 24-credit hour program designed for those in Latin American settings who want to enhance the practice of ministry through advanced study of a particular theological or pastoral discipline; undertake scholarly examination of a specific aspect of the Christian religion/traditions or function of Christian ministry; or prepare for more advanced study at the doctoral level.
 
Although there are many Hispanic and Latina/o pastors and church leaders who have Master of Divinity degrees, the Spanish-language ThM degree will be built on completion of either the MDiv degree (United States and Canada) or the Licenciatura en Teología degree (Latin America).
 
Dr. William B. Lawrence, former dean at Perkins, said, “The need for trained theological leadership in Spanish-speaking churches and communities has never been greater.” He added, “[Perkins] has the resources and the faculty to host this important initiative, which will prepare recipients of the Spanish language ThM for the professorial, decanal (dean), and presidential positions in theological education that are essential in preparing faithful leaders in Christian ministry within the Hispanic and Latina/o constituencies.”
 
Five full-time Perkins faculty members are Hispanic, and three administrators are bilingual in English and Spanish.  In addition, a significant collection of Spanish language biblical and theological materials are included in the world-class collection at Bridwell Library.
 
The new degree program will be open to Hispanic or non-Hispanic students who are living and ministering in Spanish-language settings and who have fluency in Spanish.  Six students in the initial cohort will receive funding as part of a three-year, $500,000 grant made recently to The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions at Perkins School of Theology by The Henry Luce Foundation’s Theology program.  Applications for the Spanish language ThM degree began on August 1, 2016.
 

HTI Member Schools Change the World
 
The 2016-17 list of Seminaries that Change the World highlights seminaries for their “efforts to attract, train and launch service minded faith leaders” with a focus on engaging in social justice issues. Among the schools to make the list were HTI member schools: Brite Divinity School, Candler School of Theology (Emory), Claremont School of Theology, Drew Theological School, Duke Divinity School, Fuller Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Luther Seminary, Union Theological Seminary in New York, University of Chicago Divinity School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.
 

“EN CONJUNTO” PARTNERS EN ACCIÓN 

Wabash Institute’s “Workshop for Early Career Theological School” in Crawfordsville, Indiana, this year featured fourteen faculty members of different institutions, among them HTI alumni Dr. Julián Andrés González Holguín (2014-2015 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Church Divinity School/ Pacific Lutheran Theological School; and Dr. Peter Anthony Mena (2013-2014 HTI Dissertation Scholar), Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity at Phillips Theological Seminary. It is part of the ongoing commitment of the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for the exploration of best practices and for supporting the teaching vocation.  The event provided the space, time, and leadership to engage in conversations that can serve classrooms and collaborative work with colleagues.
 
With the leadership of Paul Myhre, associate director of the center, and the excellent team leaders, Drs. Carlos Cardoza-Orlandi (HTI Mentor), Dwight Hopkins, Mai-Anh Le Tran and Gay Byron, the workshop explored strategies to engage the profession and better understand where teaching and learning can either be nurtured and promoted or stymied because of societal obstacles. Activities were used to develop a pedagogical conversation to promote a culture of value.
 
The workshop will continue through the entire year and  gather again in January and July 2017, continuing conversations to share new experiences and explore ways to improve a passion for teaching and learning.

 


















AETH'S BIENNIAL ASSEMBLY AND JUSTO GONZALEZ LECTURE SERIES AT PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

Asociación para la Educación Teológica Hispana (AETH) celebrated its 2016 Biennial Assembly from October 12-14 at Princeton Theological Seminary, culminating in the Justo González Lecture Series, which featured Dr. Justo González, one of your HTI’s founding visionaries, and Dr. Michelle González-Maldonado (1999-2000 Comprehensive Exams Scholar and HTI Mentor), Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Miami. The AETH Assembly is made up of all its individual and institutional members. It convenes every two years and has the power to establish policy, guidelines, and programs. 
 
This is a crucial year in the history of AETH as it marks its 25th anniversary. The Biennial meeting was a celebration of this anniversary and the association’s history, as well as the occasion to listen to the new generation of Hispanic leaders and to reflect on the challenges and opportunities the Hispanic church has for ministering to an increasing culturally and ethnically diverse young and adult population in the United States.
 

 

PAST EVENTS

Hispanic Summer Program
 
The 2016 session of the Hispanic Summer Program (HSP), sponsored by the Oblate School of Theology (HTI Member School)in San Antonio, marked the 27th session of the HSP, two successful weeks of theological education, worship, community building and self-discovery within a Latino context.  This event took place from June 18th-July 2nd, 2016. Among the professors were HTI scholars and mentors:
  • Dr. Gregory Cuéllar, (2005–2006 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar) Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo, (2007–2008 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar), Williams College
  • Dr. Orlando Espín, (HTI Mentor, Selection Committee member, and Book Prize reader), University of San Diego
  • Dr. Edwin Aponte (1997–1998 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar), Louisville Institute
In this session, HSP also celebrated the 13th Annual Through Hispanic Eyes workshop for non-Latina/o faculty, deans, and staff.  This workshop provides an opportunity for participants to talk about and examine the varied realities of the Latina/o community and the challenges and possibilities these bring to theological education.  It is open to presidents, deans, faculty and student services staff at the HSP sponsoring institutions.
 







 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 New York Theological Seminary’s 2016 Annual Bible Conference, “Bible and Migration: Voices from the Margins,” will be focusing on Latina/os, the Bible, and Migration at New York Theological Seminary on Monday, November 7, 2016 8:30 A.M. to 4 P.M. Led by Dr. Efrain Agosto (1997-1998 HTI postdoctoral scholar and HTI Mentor), Professor of New Testament Studies, New York Theological Seminary, and Conference Convener, the conference features many HTI scholars as speakers:
  • Dr. Eric D. Barreto, (2008–2009 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar) Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo, (2007–2008 HTI Dissertation-Year Scholar), Williams College
  • Dr. Robert Rivera, St. John’s University
  • Dr. Ahida Calderón Pilarski, Saint Anselm College.
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More information can be found at http://www.nyts.edu/fall2016/
 

La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion and the Latina/o Society, Culture and Religion Group will hold their annual meeting during the AAR/SBL annual meetings in San Antonio, TX, on Sunday, November 20, 2016, from 9:00 until 11:30 am. The theme of this year’s meeting is: Religion, Revolutionary Love and Women of the US Southwest: Honoring the Legacy of Las Hermanas.
 
To join La Comunidad or renew your membership, visit: https://sites.google.com/site/lacomunidadonline/membership
 

The 2017 Hispanic Summer Program

The next Hispanic Summer Program will take place from June 17 to July 1, 2017 at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL. 

This year's courses are below: 

Ethics
Latina Feminist Ethics and Contemporary Social Activism
Dr. Teresa Delgado (HTI Mentor, 2000-2001 HTI Dissertation Scholar, and HTI Steering Committee Member) - Iona College

This course will explore the implications of Latina feminist ethics, in conversation with womanist and feminist ethics, with particular focus on the Latina/o religious community. Through an examination of the various ways Latina feminist ethicists have contributed to the tapestry of liberation theologies, this course will reflect on the impact of these contributions to social justice movements and social activism. We will explore Latina/o ethnic identity formation; consider the impact of transnational and diasporic identities; and engage with the formative writings of Ada María Isasi-Díaz, María Pilar Aquino, as well as Gloria Anzaldúa and others. Students will be encouraged to consider: What is distinctive about Latina feminist ethics? How does this ethical expression—of living out one’s faith commitment in the world—make a difference in a Latina/o religious context? How does this feminist ethic impact contemporary social activism and vice versa?
 
Gender Studies
Theological Explorations of Gender and Sexuality in Latinx Communities
Dr. Matilde Moros (2011-2012 HTI Dissertation Scholar) - Virginia Commonwealth University

This course will survey theories and methods that are both theologically and culturally challenging to what Benedict Anderson coined as our “imagined communities,” particularly with regard to our Hispanic/Latino/a gender and sexual status quo. This exploration of how social and theological constructs have historically developed beginning in Latin America and moving into today’s U.S. reality demands a transnational approach to our Latinx worldview. Some key concepts for this course have been developed in the work of Peter Wade, Marcella Althaus-Reid and Gloria Anzaldúa. Special attention will be given to “testimonio” of lived experience as a disruptive challenge to status quo in the realm of normativity. Students will be expected to move from theories and methods to their own work of testimonio in a final project that reflects a social ethic of engagement and contextual theology and pastoral care.
 
History
Indigenous Encounters with Christianity in the Americas
Dr. Angela Tarango - Trinity University

This class will take an ethno-historical approach to Native-Christian interactions, missions, and the development of indigenous Christianities within the history of religion in the Americas (Latin America, Mexico, the United States and Canada.) We will consider case studies that explore a broad swath of Christian interactions with indigenous peoples including Mainline Protestant, Evangelical, Pentecostal, Catholic and new hybrid religions such as Christian members of the Native American Church (peyote.) The goal of the course will be to deepen our understanding of the way that Native peoples have chosen to engage Christianity on their own terms, fought the historic ethnocentrism, paternalism and racism that is embedded in many Christian churches, and developed their own forms of the indigenous gospel.
 
New Testament
Jesús el fronterizo: John from the Borderlands
Dr. Leticia Guardiola-Saenz (1998-1999 HTI Dissertation Scholar) - Seattle University

In no other gospel have the heavenly borders moved so close to earth as they have in John. From the beginning, John defies the traditional parameters by which the world and human beings could be perceived and defined. In this course we will study this complex storytelling of a cosmic Word translating itself into an earthly narrative—both as a symbolic map guiding the Johannine community into its own self-definition, and as a model for survival to those who find themselves trapped by limiting, oppressive, and obsolete religious, political and social structures that fail to recognize the boundless nature of the human spirit created in the image of the divine. Using border theory and decolonial lenses we will study the Johannine representation of Jesus as a “fronterizo irreverente,” averse to rules and authorities that oppose life, defiant of unjust boundaries and inhabitant of interstices, a hybrid being who seeks new spaces and ways of being, stealthily escaping the traps of the empire, in search of alternative realities.
 
Preaching and Worship Colloquy (limited to 5 students)
Preaching and Immigration
Dr. Cláudio Carvalhaes - Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York

The book The Figure of the Migrant by Thomas Nail will be the springboard for our discussions about immigration and immigrants globally and especially in the U.S. We will engage with notions of economy, public spaces, private property, refuge camps, war zones, and borderless places. From these realities we will engage worship and preaching sources and elaborate a liturgical theological vision of God’s glory within human movement.
 
Religion and Culture
Latino Religious Expressions
Dr. Eduardo Fernandez, S.J. (1997-1998 HTI postdoctoral Scholar) - Jesuit School of Theology and Santa Clara University

What role does religion play in Hispanic culture? What are the many ways that such beliefs are manifested? How do the fields of history, anthropology, sociology, literature and art all contribute to a better understanding of how Latinas and Latinos experience the Sacred? This course provides an opportunity for students to explore such areas as popular religion, the historical roots of religious expressions, how religion appears in contemporary movies, art and music, and also to learn about various perspectives. Although the focus is primarily Mexican and Mexican American, an attempt will be made to include examples from other Latino cultures. Aside from lectures and readings, the class features films, slides, and class discussions. Knowledge of Spanish is helpful but not a requirement.
 
Theology
Liberation Theologies in the United States
Dr. Benjamín Valentín (1999-2000 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) - Yale Divinity School

The term “liberation theology” usually brings to mind Latin America, but the United States has also been the birthplace of a great number of impressive liberation theologies. This course will examine the rise of the liberation theology movement in the Americas, with attention given to the distinctive emphases, epistemologies, and theological methodologies promoted by this movement within theology. It will then move on to explore the emergence and development of four particular expressions of and case studies for liberation theology in the United States: African American/Black Theology; Feminist Theology; Hispanic/Latino(a) Theology; and GLBTQ Theology. We will consider the implications of these on theological reflection, church ministry, religious practice, and activism.

Applications will be available the first week of December on http://hispanicsummerprogram.org/hispanic-summer-program-2017/
 

NEW PUBLICATIONS


Exploring the Bible
by Eric Barreto and Michael Chan
Series: Foundations for Learning
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Fortress Press (August 1, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 150640104X
ISBN-13: 978-1506401041
BUY

Fortress Press's Foundations for Learning series prepares students for academic success through compelling resources that kick--start their educational journey into professional Christian ministry.

In Exploring the Bible, pre-seminarians and other students about to begin training in ministry join sage guides and scholars Eric D. Barreto and Michael J. Chan on a journey through Scripture. More than simply a practical guide to reading the Bible, this book will help readers claim their unique interpretive perspective and discern a living word from God.

We never read the Bible by ourselves. In the encounter of ancient texts and people today, we discern alongside others how these texts speak into our communities. Contexts matter. Histories matter. Cultures matter. Peoples matter. All these matter in interpretation when we seek to proclaim some word of gospel about a God who has breathed life into us. Barreto and Chan invite us to bring our full, authentic selves to a text that will affirm and challenge us, confirm and transform us, delight and concern us. There, God speaks, and we can hear God's word in a new way.

Revelation in Aztlán: Scriptures, Utopias, and the Chicano Movement
by Jacqueline M.  Hidalgo      
Hardcover: 314 pages
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Language: English
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-137-59213-2
eBook ISBN: 978-1-137-59214-9
BUY
 
Bridging the fields of Religion and Latina/o Studies, this book fills a gap by examining the “spiritual” rhetoric and practices of the Chicano movement. Bringing new theoretical life to biblical studies and Chicana/o writings from the 1960s, such as El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán and El Plan de Santa Barbara, Jacqueline M. Hidalgo boldly makes the case that peoples, for whom historical memories of displacement loom large, engage scriptures in order to make and contest homes. Movement literature drew upon and defied the scriptural legacies of Revelation, a Christian scriptural text that also carries a displaced homing dream. Through the slipperiness of utopian imaginations, these texts become places of belonging for those whose belonging has otherwise been questioned. Hidalgo’s elegant comparative study articulates as never before how Aztlán and the new Jerusalem’s imaginative power rest in their ambiguities, their ambivalence, and the significance that people ascribe to them.
 

RESOURCES

Infόrmate, meaning Inform Yourself, is a monthly online newsletter produced by the Administration for Children and Families to inform individuals and leaders of churches and nonprofits about job training, child care, Head Start, temporary assistance for families struggling to get back on their feet, and other vital human services. One of ACF’s main goals is to be more inclusive of and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.
 
Not only is it important for people to be able to articulate their faith, but just as important is how to live it out.  Education on all fronts is vitally important, and so as the Latina/o community continues to grow in the United States, government agencies like ACF are responding pro-actively by introducing online information about its many services. 
 
Access current and past issues of Infórmate visit http://www.acf.hhs.gov/informate, and do not forget to share the link with your community.
 
 

OPPORTUNITIES 

Your HTI is excited to be a resource for you in seeking new opportunities for employment and scholarship and includes postings in each edition of Journeys for you.
 
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
 
 Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Perkins School of Theology
Associate Director 3 (Internship Program)
 
The Associate Director is responsible for the supervision and evaluation of interns in the Master of Divinity and Master of Arts in Ministry degree programs. These degree programs require successful completion of the Perkins internship. This job is essential to the theological curriculum in the formation of persons for ministry and community leadership. Projected start date for this position is March 2017.
 
Essential functions include placing of interns in churches or institutions in a variety of contexts; training and working with lay teaching committees in each ministry setting; selecting, training, and working with mentor pastors/mentors (on site supervisors); selecting and working with consultants; leading required internship seminars; evaluating, in cooperation with lay teaching committees and mentor pastors, the work and learning of interns; participate in regular meetings to discuss supervisory, placement, and other administrative concerns. Position requires evening hours, in-state and out-of-state travel.
 
Master of Divinity is required. Doctor of Ministry is preferred. Doctor of Ministry, with emphasis in theological supervision, leadership, or social analysis is desirable. A minimum of five years of work experience is required. Experience providing supervision for growth in church leadership; teaching theological reflection; work with diversity in matters of culture, class, ethnicity, gender and theology; experience in community ministry are also required. Ordination is highly desirable. Membership in The United Methodist Church or other Methodist denomination is preferred.
 
Knowledge of the Southwest and its ethnic groups is desirable. Knowledge of other denominational/non-denominational groups is preferred. Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential. Candidate must possess strong time management, organizational and planning skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently. Must also possess strong project management skills. A strong focus on attention to detail is essential. Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of computers and MS Office.
 
The position is open until filled. Please visit www.smu.jobs and select staff careers from the right-hand side menu to access the online application. This position is posted as Job # PER00000006.
 
Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU's commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.
 
https://smu.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=PER00000006
 
Southern Methodist University (SMU)
Perkins School of Theology
The Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program Perkins Regional Course of Study School Assistant Director 2 (and) - (PER00000008)
 
The Assistant Director will provide program support for the Perkins Regional Course of Study School (COSS), whose mission is to provide theological education for local pastors, and also provide program support for The Hispanic/Latin@ Ministries Program, whose primary focus is to prepare church leaders with the knowledge and skills for effective ministry in the Spanish-speaking and Hispanic-Latino/a contexts and cultures.
 
This position will assist the Director in the administrative, financial, curricular technological, and program details related to the design, publicity, and execution of projects and programs. This position also serves as the first point of contact for students, faculty, staff, and constituents of both programs.
 
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities include fluency in reading, writing and speaking English and Spanish correctly. Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in translating from English to Spanish and Spanish to English.
 
Candidate must demonstrate strong verbal and interpersonal skills to effectively build relationships with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Must be also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing. A strong customer service orientation is essential.
 
Candidate must demonstrate strong organizational and time-management skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately. Must also possess strong problem solving skills with the ability to be resourceful, proactive and seek assistance as needed. Strong project management skills are essential.
 
Candidate must have a strong technical aptitude with the ability to learn new technology tools quickly. The person in this role will assist office staff with technical support and troubleshooting. The ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to changing priorities and frequent interruptions is essential.
 
Knowledge of structure and organization of The United Methodist Church is strongly preferred.
Candidate must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office software suite (Word, Excel and Outlook), Microsoft Windows operating system, and Mac OS X operating system. Knowledge of and/or experience with Insight and/or File Maker Pro is desirable. Experience with a web content management system is preferred. A working knowledge of and/or experience with social media is desirable.
 
Deadline to Apply: October 28, 2016
Priority consideration may be given submissions to received by October 19, 2016.
 
SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601, accessequity@smu.eduaccessequity@smu.edu
 

McCormick Theological Seminary
Assistant or Associate Professor - Ministry
 
McCormick Theological Seminary is seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level beginning July 1, 2017. McCormick Seminary hopes to appoint a versatile, multifaceted, collaborative, practical theologian to teach the practice of ministry, with particular expertise in a ministry field, such as Christian formation, pastoral care, and homiletics.
 
Candidates should possess an earned doctorate; experience in and commitment to Christian ministry in its various forms and organizational settings; an interest in re-imagining the teaching of ministry in the twenty-first century; cross-cultural competence, experience, and pedagogy; facility and experience with technology; and, preferably, ordination. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae, detailed descriptions of two proposed courses (one introductory course, the other in an area of specialization), and a writing sample should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Jennifer Ould, Assistant to the President and Dean of the Faculty, at jould@mccormick.edu.
 
The Search Committee began reviewing applications on October 3, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be held at the AAR/SBL Annual Meeting in San Antonio in November 2016 and other professional society meetings. McCormick Theological Seminary is committed to building a diverse faculty; we strongly encourage applications from women and persons of color. McCormick Theological Seminary is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer.
 
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History
 
Candler School of Theology invites applications and nominations for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or Associate Professor (tenured) in American Religious History beginning Fall 2017. Preference will be given to complete applications submitted by October 21, 2016.

The person selected for this position will develop and teach courses in several of the degree programs of Candler School of Theology, including the MDiv, MTS, and DMin programs.  The appointee will be responsible for an introductory course in the history of Christianity and will have regular faculty rotation in the Contextual Education program.  Appointees will have a research and publication agenda to equip them to participate in the Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School of Emory University.  In addition to teaching and research, faculty members of Candler School of Theology are committed to service, both within the school and in the larger church and community.
 
The successful candidate will have a research focus on American religious history in any period. The ability to contribute to a broad theological curriculum and situate American Christianity within larger multi-faith and/or global contexts is essential. Attentiveness to issues pertaining to gender, race, and cultural diversity is also highly desirable.
 
Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply as are candidates within the Wesleyan tradition (e.g., UMC, AME, AMEZ, CME, Nazarene).
 
Applications for this position should include a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, an official transcript of the highest degree earned, a writing sample and three confidential letters of recommendation.
 
Candidates should apply online at http://www.hr.emory.edu/careers/index.html by uploading the letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample.
 
Letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders and transcripts should be sent from the granting institution to:
 
Search Committee in American Religious History
c/o Brenda Roberts
Manager, Faculty Development and Support Services
Candler School of Theology, Emory University
1531 Dickey Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322
 
Recommenders and institutions may also send files as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments to emails to brenda.roberts2@emory.edu. Direct any questions to Dr. Ted A. Smith, Search Chair, at ted.smith@emory.edu.
 

Texas Christian University
Department of Religion
Assistant Professor (Hebrew Bible or Qur'anic Studies)
 
Texas Christian University, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor of Religion in Hebrew Bible or Qur’anic Studies to begin August 2017. For information on the department see (http://www.rel.tcu.edu).
 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the time of appointment. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in published scholarship and teaching will be expected. Teaching responsibilities typically include 5 courses a year, two of which are upper-level undergraduate Religion courses in an area of specialization; the others are introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu and http://classes.tcu.edu).
 
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach from diverse methodological and pedagogical perspectives will be valued as well as interest in developing and implementing curricular materials relating to culturally diverse populations. Preference will be given to candidates whose training has prepared them to make contributions to any of the interdisciplinary curricular initiatives in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts: the Classical Studies Minor, African American and Africana Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, Latina/o Studies Minor, the emerging Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Program.
 
All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Flowers, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.
 
Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
 
Texas Christian University
Department of Religion
Associate Professor, Religions of South Asia
 
TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY, Department of Religion, invites applications to a full-time, associate professor of Religion in the religious traditions of South Asia to begin August 2017. For information about the department see (http://www.rel.tcu.edu).
 
Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Primary interests in Hindu religious traditions highly desirable. TCU embraces the teacher-scholar model: excellence in published scholarship and teaching will be expected. Teaching responsibilities typically include 5 courses a year, two of which are upper-level undergraduate Religion courses in an area of specialization; the others are introductory Religion courses that meet TCU Core Curriculum Requirements (see http://www.core.tcu.edu and https://classes.tcu.edu).
 
Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach from diverse methodological and pedagogical perspectives will be valued as well as interest in developing and implementing curricular materials relating to culturally diverse populations. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the work of the Asian Studies Minor in the AddRan College of Liberal Arts and possibly to other interdisciplinary curricular initiatives such as the African American and Africana Studies Minor, Jewish Studies Minor, Middle Eastern Studies Minor, the emerging Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Program as well as the TCU Women and Gender Studies Program.
 
All applications, which must be made to https://tcu.igreentree.com/, include a letter (addressed to Dr. Darren Middleton, Search Committee Chair) indicating qualifications for the position, a one-page teaching statement and a curriculum vitae. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be emailed by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu.
 
Consideration of candidates will begin on October 5 and continue until the position is filled. As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
 

Seattle University
Assistant Professor of Christian Ethics Theology and Religious Studies Department
 
The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Seattle University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Christian ethics beginning September 2017.
 
Responsibilities include teaching courses in the major and the university Core, research and service. Preferred teaching and scholarly expertise in theological ethics at the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and gender. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, solid scholarly potential, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and the university's mission, values, and vision. Candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs in Catholic Studies, Global African Studies, Latin American Studies, Asian Studies, and/or Women and Gender Studies are encouraged to apply.
 
Required Qualifications: PhD in Christian ethics or related discipline by September 2017; teaching competence in Catholic theology in order to teach in the University Core Curriculum; demonstrated or potential excellence in teaching and scholarship.
 
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 48 acres on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools. U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Colleges 2016” ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
 
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
 
Applicants should submit materials online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu. Include a letter of interest; CV; statement of teaching philosophy; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and the names and contact information for three references (letters will be solicited upon request). Review of applications begins October 15, 2016. Although attendance is not required, interviews will be held at the November 2016 AAR/SBL meeting in San Antonio, Texas. Open until filled.
 

Iliff School of Theology
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
 
Iliff School of Theology seeks a collaborative, transformative, and visionary leader who will bring a history of scholarly accomplishment, educational innovation, and administrative experience to the role Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty (hereafter referred to as the SVPAA/Dean). Reporting directly to the President, the SVPAA/Dean will lead and inspire a faculty of 21 full-time and 30 adjunct scholar/teachers and 14 administrative staff.
 
The Iliff School of Theology is a United Methodist-related graduate theological school with an ecumenical and interfaith spirit offering the following degrees: Master of Divinity, Master of Arts, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Arts in Social Justice and Ethics; Masters of Arts in Pastoral and Spiritual Care. In addition, we offer a Ph.D. in the Study of Religion with the University of Denver through the Joint Doctoral Program. Iliff is an equal opportunity employer and strives to include diversity in its faculty and teaching, including racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural diversity, and is committed to becoming a more globally conscious and globally connected community. Iliff offers courses and degree programs on campus, in hybrid forms, and online. For more information, visit us at www.iliff.edu.
 
As the chief academic officer, the SVPAA/Dean:
 
• Has primary administrative responsibility for all academic and degree programs, including faculty development and deployment.
• Shares oversight of the Joint Ph.D. Program in the study of Religion with a senior administrator at The University of Denver.
• Is directly responsible to the President for the general oversight of Iliff’s academic administration, programs, and resources in order to accomplish the mission and educational goals of the School.
• Serves as a leader of the faculty and a collaborative member of the President’s cabinet.
• Carries out Iliff’s academic mission to prepare leaders for: the church and other religious communities, justice seeking community movements and organizations, and for the academy.
• Mentors faculty, support their professional development, and further strengthen the spirit of intellectual engagement among his/her faculty colleagues.
• Participates with other cabinet-level administrators in leadership and strategizing for every aspect of Iliff’s life.
 
The ideal candidate will:
 
• Have the ability to dream, “think outside the box,” listen to new ideas, and have the skills to strategize and implement the school’s vision.
• Contribute through publications to the academic rigor of the institution.
• Lead a diverse faculty in deepening their commitments to racial and social justice within the curriculum and the life of the Iliff community.
• Have a background of being actively engaged in a community of color bridging the academy with the faith and/or justice community.
• Balance the implementation of administrative goals with being the primary voice and advocate of the faculty.
 
The successful candidate will bring: an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to theological education and a record of significant research, influential publications, and success as a teacher.
 
Applications should include a letter of applications addressing the position responsibilities, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Please send nominations, inquiries and queries in confidence and electronically to: deansearch@iliff.edu.
 
For fullest consideration, application materials should be received by December 1, 2016.
 

Oblate School of Theology
New Testament
 
Oblate School of Theology, founded and sponsored by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate, is a Catholic graduate and professional school, which provides education for the church’s mission and ministry in the world. Through degree and certificate programs the School strives to educate and form candidates for priestly and lay ministry. The pastoral orientation of the School requires practical and reflective engagement with the multi-cultural, global reality of church and society. Drawing upon Oblate’s location in San Antonio, Texas and its historical dedication to the Mexican-American presence in the Southwest; learning, teaching, and research are particularly focused on the diverse and rich Hispanic reality of the Americas.
 
Oblate invites applications for a faculty position in New Testament at the level of Assistant Professor, to start in August of 2017. The candidate will have a PhD and/or SSL in New Testament; although ABD candidates will be considered. A successful applicant will be familiar with, and able to teach a variety of critical approaches to Scripture, including historical critical, narrative and sociological criticism. He or she will have a thorough knowledge of New Testament Greek, as well as at least one modern research language. In addition, the candidate will be thoroughly familiar with Roman Catholic teaching on the interpretation of Scripture. She or he will teach foundational and elective courses at the Masters, Doctor of Ministry levels, as well as courses and workshops in continuing education and community outreach programs.
 
The successful candidate will be willing and able to engage in the formation process of candidates, ordained and lay, who come from extremely diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. This requires familiarity with, and flexible use of pedagogical practices to help second language learners, who are a majority of the student population. A person who is fluently bilingual in Spanish will be able to reach out to most of Oblate’s students. The candidate will also be familiar with pedagogical practices for successful online teaching. The New Testament scholar will be willing and able to work with colleagues in all aspects of graduate professional theological education in an ecumenically diverse setting. She or he will serve on faculty committees, act as a consultant or mentor for students in the theological field education program and act as academic advisor in a variety of degree programs. To apply submit the following documents electronically:
 
1. A cover letter and CV
2. Contact information for three references
3. A statement of up to 1000 words describing your pedagogical practices for teaching New Testament; how you would mentor students from diverse cultural backgrounds; how would you continue to research and grow as a New Testament scholar.
 
Send documentation to:
Scott Woodward
Academic Dean
Oblate School of Theology
rsw@ost.edu
 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES
 
Seattle University Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs
 
Call for Scholars: Interreligious Explorations of Homelessness (Deadline: December 12, 2016)
Seattle University’s new Center for Religious Wisdom & World Affairs is seeking to bring together theologians and scholars of religion from a variety of faith traditions and disciplines to explore the ways in which religious wisdom and the resources of faith communities can lend assistance in the analysis, diagnosis, and community responses needed to address the problem of homelessness.
 
Scholars will:
·         Participate in two academic symposia
·         Contribute to a publication
·         Receive an honorarium and have travel expenses covered
 
For more details:
https://seattleu.edu/stm/grants--initiatives/center/call-for-scholars-interreligious-explorations-of-homelessness
 

NEW FAMILY MEMBERS

On October 18, we welcomed Lucy, the daughter of Stephen Wright, HTI student aide, and his wife Courtney. Lucy is a beautiful baby girl that will keep her sister Alice busy! 
 
 

FOR OUR PRAYERS 

Please pray for dear friend and former HTI Mentor Sharon Ringe, who was recently diagnosed with hydrocephalus, and is receiving treatment, which includes surgery.
 

Please join us in prayer for the Rev. Dr. Loida Martell-Otero (1999-2000 HTI Dissertation Scholar and HTI Mentor) and her family, as they mourn the loss of their father, the Rev. Rafael Martell, who died on October 22, 2016. 

Dr. Carmelo Santos (2005-2006 HTI Dissertation Scholar) and his family are mourning the loss of Carmelo's father on October 29. Let's keep them in prayer.

 

JOB POSTING POLICY AND PROCEDURES

The Hispanic Theological Initiative is a valuable venue to attract candidates for open positions at academic institutions, church related organizations, and nonprofit organizations, among others. The following policy and procedures have been adopted to provide guidance regarding job postings:
 
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HTI  AT AAR
November 18th – November 22nd, 2016 – San Antonio, Texas
Lecture/Workshop Curriculum
 
  


(For events at the Society of Biblical Literature – SBL,  see separate listing below)
 

Friday, November 18th, 2016
 
HTI 20th Anniversary Banquet
Friday, November 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Oblate School of Theology Whitley Center, 285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX
Reservation required, for information contact hti.anniversary@ptsem.edu
 

Saturday, November 19th, 2016
 
M19-102
Saturday, November 19, 2016- 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Hilton Palacio del Rio-La Vista BC (Conference Center - 22nd Level)
 
Theme: National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion
 
Speaker: 
Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology (no other speakers)
 
A19-125
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Lone Star F (2nd Level)
 
Evangelical Studies Group
Theme: Representations of Global Evangelicalism
Jason Sexton, California State University, Fullerton, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Meadhbh McIvor, University College London
Establishment Exiles: Religious Publicity and Communicative Doubt among London's Conservative Evangelicals
William A. Dyrness, Fuller Theological Seminary
Insider Movements as a (Global) Challenge to Evangelical Identity
Melisa Ortiz Berry, Azusa Pacific University
Henrietta Mears and Gospel Light Publishing: Evangelical Women and the Dissemination of a Global Evangelical Orthodoxy
Sung-Sup Kim, Okinawa Kyosei Church
Evangelicalism and Empire: Evangelicals in Korea and Japan under Japanese Imperialism
Helen Jin Kim, Harvard University
Transpacific Piety and Politics: Billy Graham's Largest "Crusade," South Korea, 1973
 
A19-206
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00 PM-3:30 PM
Location: Convention Center-221A (2nd Level - East)
 
Women's Lounge Roundtable
Theme: Melting Boundaries: Sacred Stories from Non-Sacred Sources
Marcelle Williams, California Institute of Integral Studies, Presiding
Alicia Panganiban, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Marianne Delaporte, Notre Dame de Namur University
Birthing and Breastfeeding: Sacred Stories in Parenting Handbooks
Anjeanette LeBoeuf, Claremont Graduate University
Religion and Empowerment in Young Adult Fiction
Melisa Ortiz Berry, Azusa Pacific University
Winks, Wagers, and Papers: Sacred Moments in Religious Research
Sara Frykenberg, Mount Saint Mary's College
Playing (at) the Sacred: "Journey" and Video Gaming as Sacred Text
Ayat Agah, Claremont Graduate University
"Someone Who is Not Like Anyone": Forough Farrokhzad as a Poet of the Sacred and Self
Responding:
Melinda Bielas, Claremont School of Theology
 
A19-307
Saturday - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Grand Hyatt-Texas A (4th Level)
 
Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee
Theme: Religious and Racial Identity Politics in Media Coverage of the 2016 US National Election
David A. Sánchez, Loyola Marymount University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Ebrahim E. I. Moosa, University of Notre Dame
Jean-Pierre Ruiz, St. John's University, New York
Grace Ji-Sun Kim, Earlham College
Eboni Marshall Turman, Yale University
 
A19-322
Saturday, November 19, 2016- 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Bonham D (3rd Level)
 
Latina/o Critical and Comparative Studies Group and Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean Group
Theme: Religion in Latin America and the Caribbean: Borders, Hybridities, and Identity
Unregistered Participant, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Mary Nickel, Princeton University
A Revolutionary Political Theology
Michael Amoruso, University of Texas
A Transcendental Mission: Spiritism and Francisco I. Madero’s Turn Toward Revolutionary Violence in San Antonio, Texas
William A. Calvo-Quiros, University of Michigan
Jesús Malverde: Blood in the Fields and the Crash with Modernity
Justin Doran, University of Texas
As Veias Abençoadas da América Latina: Brazilian Pentecostal Subjectivity in Houston, Texas
Alastair Lockhart, University of Cambridge
The Jamaican Journey of an Unconventional British Spiritual Healing Practice
 
Business Meeting:
Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, University of Miami
Jalane D. Schmidt, University of Virginia
Unregistered Participant
Chris Tirres, DePaul University
 
 
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
 
M20-100
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 10:00 am-12:00 pm   
Location: El Mirador B East at the Hilton Palacio del Rio (Conference Center - 22nd Level)
 
Theme: Theology and Decoloniality Group
Speaker: Néstor Medina


 
A20-128
Sunday, November 20, 2016- 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Lone Star C (2nd Level)
 
Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion
Theme: Religion, Revolutionary Love, and Women of the U.S. Southwest: Honoring the Legacy of Las Hermanas
Sammy Alfaro, Grand Canyon University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Nora O. Lozano, Baptist University of the Americas
Holistic Empowerment of Latina Leaders in the Southwest: Challenges and Opportunities
Jane Grovijahn, Our Lady of the Lake University
Latinamente Leadership: "Dignificación de las Desaparecidas"!
Maria Eva Flores, Our Lady of the Lake University
Adrienne Ambrose, University of the Incarnate Word
Cody Ferguson, Fort Lewis College
Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots Movement
Business Meeting:
Loida I. Martell-Otero, Palmer Theological Seminary
 
A20-207
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Republic B (4th Level)
 
Christian Spirituality Group and World Christianity Group
Theme: Borderline Christian Spiritualities: Hybrid Pieties in the Borderlands
Anita Houck, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Matthew J. Pereira, Loyola Marymount University
Borderland Monks: Hybridity at the Frontier Lands of the Sixth Century
Minji Lee, Rice University
Borderlines between Nations, Bodies, and Sainthoods: The Life of Korean Catholic Nun Theresa Hwang
Leo Guardado, University of Notre Dame
Luchando for Survival: Migrant Women and Mujerista Theology
 
A20-215
Sunday, November 20, 2016- 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Location: Convention Center-006B (River Level)
 
Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group
Theme: Theology Beyond Borders: Political Borders, Human Crisis, and Religion
Michael Romero, University of Dayton, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Neomi De Anda, University of Dayton
Border Theology and Broader Politics
Néstor Medina, Emmanuel College
Immigration, Canada, and the Northern Border
Jean-Pierre Ruiz, St. John's University, New York
José in Egypt: Reading Genesis 37-50 with People on the Move
Socorro Castañeda-Liles, Santa Clara University
The Faces behind the Statistics of Forced Migration: A Retrospective Look at the Forced Migration Wave of the 1980’s in Light of Pope Francis’s Visit to Ciudad Juárez
Business Meeting:
Jeremy V. Cruz, St. John's University, New York
Sammy Alfaro, Grand Canyon University
 
A20-286
Sunday, November 20, 2016-3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Location: Marriott Riverwalk-Alamo F (2nd Level)
 
Theme: Occupying Latino Male Bodies Seminar
 
Speakers:
Miguel A. De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology
Luis Leon, University of Denver
Elias Ortega-Aponte
Santiago H. Slabodsky, Hofstra University
Chris Tirres, DePaul University
Alejandro Escalante, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York
 
 
Monday, November 21st, 2016
 
A21-110
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Convention Center-007B (River Level)
 
Professional Practices and Institutional Location; Theological Education Committee
Theme: Theological Education between the Times
Antonio Alonso, Emory University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Fernando Cascante-Gómez, Association for Hispanic Theological Education
Kathryn Lofton, Yale University
Hosffman Ospino, Boston College
Angela Sims, Saint Paul School of Theology
Ted A. Smith, Emory University
Maria Liu Wong, City Seminary of New York
 
A21-126
Monday, November 21, 2016  - 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Convention Center-214D (2nd Level - West)
 
Latina/o Critical and Comparative Studies Group and Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and Religion in Latin America and Caribbean Group
Theme: Religion in the Americas and the Borders of Erotics, Tradition, and Cultural Belonging
 
Speakers:
Neomi De Anda, University of Dayton, Presiding
Luis Leon, University of Denver
Spiritual Erotics: Affect and Contagion among Latino Pentecostal Men
Lara Medina, California State University, Northridge
Return to Traditional Ways: Spiritual Praxis in a Latina/o Multi-Cultural Reality
Theresa Delgadillo, Ohio State University
Negotiating Christianity and Santeria in Writing the Afro-Latina Self
David A. Shefferman, Manhattan College
To Chronicle Marvelous Realities: Fiction and Afro-Cuban Hybridities in Mayra Montero’s The Messenger (Harperflamingo, 1999)
 
A21-139
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Location: Convention Center-210B (2nd Level - West)
 
Theme: Emerging Church, Millennials, and Religion Seminar Theme: Millennials, Nones, and Religious Responses
 
Speakers:
Xochitl Alvizo; Bruce Reyes-Chow; Rachel C. Schneider
Responding: Terry Shoemaker, Stephanie Gaskill
 
A21-146
Monday, November, 21, 2016 - 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Location: Convention Center-Stars at Night 4 (3rd Level)
 
Presidential Theme: Revolutionary Love
Theme: Julián Castro
Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, University of Miami, Presiding
 
Speaker:
Julian Castro, San Antonio, TX
 
A21-200
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM-3:00 PM
Location: Convention Center-302A (3rd Level)
 
Public Understanding of Religion Committee
Theme: Public Understandings of Religion, Immigration, and Politics: North American and European Perspectives
Emma Tomalin, University of Leeds, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Atalia Omer, University of Notre Dame
Daniel Groody, University of Notre Dame
Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University
Erin Wilson, University of Groningen
Victor Carmona, Oblate School of Theology
 
A21-328
Monday, November 21, 2016 - 4:00 PM-6:30 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Lone Star D (2nd Level)
 
Gay Men and Religion Group
Theme: Unruly Gay Bodies: Theological and Ethical (Re)Thinking about How Gay Men Relate Sexually and Otherwise ... and to Others
Roger A. Sneed, Furman University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Pacific School of Religion
Jared Vazquez, Iliff School of Theology
Friends with Benefits: Exploring the Cusp of the Intimacies of Relating (through an Investigation of Race, Class, Sexuality, and Gender)
Nathan Kennedy, Brite Divinity School, University of North Texas
Where Three or More Are Gathered: Gay Polyamorous Friendship as an Ecclesial Phenomenon
Jason Frey, Chicago Theological Seminary
Unruly Risks: A Queer Ethic of Intimacy, Otherness, and Bare(back) Vulnerability
Richard Lindsay, University of Louisiana, Lafayette
The Classical Alibi and the Formation of Gay Male Spiritual Discourse in Midcentury Softcore Pornography
 
Responding:
Unregistered Participant
 
 



 


HTI AT SBL

November 18th – November 22nd, 2016 – San Antonio, Texas
Lecture/Workshop Curriculum
 
(For events at the American Academy of Religion-AAR,  see separate listing, above)
 
 
Friday, November 18th, 2016
 
HTI 20th Anniversary Banquet
Friday, November 18 - 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Location: Oblate School of Theology Whitley Center, 285 Oblate Dr., San Antonio, TX
Reservation required, for information contact hti.anniversary@ptsem.edu
 
S18-206
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Room: 213B (2nd Level - West) - Convention Center (CC)
 
Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee
 
Speakers:
Alejandro Botta, Boston University, Member
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Member
Uriah Kim, Hartford Seminary, Member
Justine Smith, North American Institute of Indigenous Theological Studies, Member
Shanell Smith, Hartford Seminary, Member
Rodney Sadler, Union Presbyterian Seminary, Member
Seung-Ai Yang, Chicago Theological Seminary, Member
Jennifer Nesbitt, Society of Biblical Literature, Member
  
 
Saturday, November 19th, 2016
 
S19-105
Council
11/19/2016
8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Room: 222 (2nd Level - East) - Convention Center (CC)
Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary, Member
Ehud Ben Zvi, University of Alberta, Member
Marc Brettler, Duke University, Member
Gay Byron, Howard University, Member
Sidnie Crawford, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Member
Mary Foskett, Wake Forest University, Member
Michael Fox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Member
Steven Friesen, University of Texas at Austin, Member
Beverly Gaventa, Baylor University, Member
John F. Kutsko, Society of Biblical Literature and Emory University, Member
Judith Newman, University of Toronto, Member
Jorunn Økland, Member
Daniel Schowalter, Carthage College, Member
Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School, Member
Gerald West, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Member
 
S19-156
Saturday, November 19, 2016- 9:00AM-11: 30AM
Location: Room 216 (2nd level – West) – Convention Center (CC)
 
Theme: Spirit Christology and the Gospels. “The Spirit and the Son’s Glorification”
 
Speaker:
Leopoldo A. Sanchez M
 
11C
Saturday, November 19, 2016- 3:40-4:05 pm
Location: La Cantera Resort and Spa, San Antonio, TX
 
Theme: Household and Family Ritual and Religion in Persian Period Tell en-Nasbeh
 
Speaker:
José E. Balcells
 
P19-238a
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Room: Texas D (4th Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)
 
New Testament Textual Criticism; The Qur’an: Manuscripts and Material Culture (IQSA)
Joint Session With: New Testament Textual Criticism, The Qur’an: Manuscripts and Material Culture (IQSA)
Theme: Comparative New Testament and Qur'anic Textual Criticism
 
Juan Hernandez, Bethel University (Minnesota), Presiding
Sara Schulthess, Uni. Lausanne/Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics and Claire Clivaz, Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
Studying an Arabic New Testament Manuscript (Vat. Ar. 13): So What? (30 min)
Keith Small, London School of Theology
Reasoned Eclecticism and Qur'an Manuscripts; the application of an established method in a new arena (30 min)
Stephen J. Davis, Yale University
Marginalia Arabica: Traces of Christian Scribes, Patrons, and Readers in an Egyptian Archive of Biblical Manuscripts (30 min)
Daniel Brubaker, Rice University
Corrections involving the word rizq ("provision") in early Qur'ans (30 min)
Jennifer Knust, Boston University, Respondent (7 min)
Nicolai Sinai, University of Oxford, Respondent (7 min)
 
S19-252
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 1:00PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Room: 302C (3rd Level) - Convention Center (CC)
 
The Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP) at 25 years: Reflections from Founding and Past Members
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Williams College, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Randall C. Bailey, Interdenominational Theological Center, Panelist
Gay L. Byron, Howard University, Panelist
Mary F. Foskett, Wake Forest University, Panelist
Fernando F. Segovia, Vanderbilt University, Panelist
Vincent L. Wimbush, Institute for Signifying Scriptures, Panelist
Gale A. Yee, Episcopal Divinity School, Panelist
 
S19-301
Saturday, November 19, 2016 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Location: Salon del Rey AB (Mezzanine Level) - Hilton Palacio del Rio (HPdR)
 
25 Years and Counting! Celebrating The Committee on Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession (CUREMP)
 
A reception in celebration of the Underrepresented Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession Committee's (CUREMP) 25 years of service. Celebration includes plenary address delivered by Sharon Watson Fluker, Harvard Kennedy School Fellowship Program Manager and former Vice President of Doctoral Programs and Administration for The Fund for Theological Exploration.
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Presiding
 
Speaking: Sharon Watson Fluker, Harvard Kennedy School
 
 
Sunday, November 20th, 2016
 
S20-101
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM
Location: Room: Grand K (3rd Level) - Marriott Rivercenter (MRC)
Emory Studies in Early Christianity and Rhetoric of Religious Antiquity Editorial Boards
 
Richard Ascough, Queen's University, Member
Juan Hernandez, Bethel University (Minnesota), Member
Susan Hylen, Emory University, Member
Brigitte Kahl, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Member
Mikeal Parsons, Baylor University, Member
Christopher Rowland, University of Oxford, Member
Russell Sisson, Union College, Member
Elaine Wainwright, University of Auckland, Member
Vernon Robbins, Emory University, Member
David Gowler, Emory University, Member
Duane Watson, Malone University, Member
L. Gregory Bloomquist, Université Saint-Paul - Saint Paul University, Member
Rosemary Canavan, University of Divinity, Member
Alexandra Gruca-Macaulay, Independent Scholar, Member
Roy Jeal, Booth University College, Member
Harry Maier, Vancouver School of Theology, Member
Walter Wilson, Emory University, Member
Robert von Thaden, Mercyhurst College, Member
Bart Bruehler, Indiana Wesleyan University, Member
 
A20-128 (AAR event of interest to SBL participants)
Sunday, November 20, 2016- 9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Location: Grand Hyatt-Lone Star C (2nd Level)
 
Latina/o Religion, Culture, and Society Group and La Comunidad of Hispanic Scholars of Religion
Theme: Religion, Revolutionary Love, and Women of the U.S. Southwest: Honoring the Legacy of Las Hermanas
Sammy Alfaro, Grand Canyon University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Nora O. Lozano, Baptist University of the Americas
Holistic Empowerment of Latina Leaders in the Southwest: Challenges and Opportunities
Jane Grovijahn, Our Lady of the Lake University
Latinamente Leadership: "Dignificación de las Desaparecidas"!
Maria Eva Flores, Our Lady of the Lake University
Adrienne Ambrose, University of the Incarnate Word
Cody Ferguson, Fort Lewis College
Las Hermanas, Religious-Political Activism, and the Digital Footprint of a Grassroots Movement
Business Meeting:
Loida I. Martell-Otero, Palmer Theological Seminary
 
S20-113
Sunday, November, 20, 2016- 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 304B (3rd Level) - Convention Center (CC)
 
Theme: Book of Acts
Eric Barreto, Princeton Theological Seminary, Presiding
 
Speakers:
David M. Miller, Briercrest College
Maccabean Characterization and Reverse Polemic in Acts (30 min)
Dulcinea Boesenberg, Creighton University
The Law of Moses as a Mark of Ethnic Identity: The Acts of the Apostles in Context (30 min)
Hugo Mendez, Yale University
“(Do not) Hold This Sin Against Them” (Acts 7.60): Imposed Intertextualities and the Bracketing of Stephen’s Dying Prayer (30 min)
Jonathan M. Potter, Emory University
‘Any Charlatan and Trickster’: Apologetic in the Ananias and Sapphira Episode (Acts 5:1–11) (30 min)
Drew J. Strait, Ecumenical Institute of Theology, St. Mary's Seminary and University
Countering the Cosmology of Empire: The Law of the King, Imperial Apotheosis and the Ascension of Jesus in Acts 1:9-11 (30 min)
 
S20-122a
Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Room: Lone Star A (2nd Level) - Grand Hyatt (GH)
 
Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible; Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation
Joint Session With: Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible, Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation
Theme: Review of Womanist Biblical Interpretation: Expanding the Discourse by Vanessa Lovelace and Gay Bryon (editors)
Leticia Guardiola-Sáenz, Seattle University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Angela Parker, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, Panelist (25 min)
Abraham Smith, Southern Methodist University, Panelist (25 min)
Angela Bauer-Levesque, Episcopal Divinity School, Panelist (25 min)
Janette Ok, Azusa Pacific University, Panelist (25 min)
Vanessa Lovelace, Interdenominational Theological Center, Respondent (10 min)
Gay Byron, Howard University, Respondent (10 min)
Discussion (30 min)
 
S20-138
Sunday, November 20, 2016- 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: 206A (2nd Level - West) - Convention Center (CC)
 
Paul and Politics; Poverty in the Biblical World
Theme: Paul and Borderlands
Julia Fogg, California Lutheran University, Presiding
 
Speakers:
Joerg Rieger, Vanderbilt University
Paul and the Lordship of Christ on the Borders (25 min)
Jacqueline M. Hidalgo, Williams College
Disidentification with/in the Borderlands Body: Legacies of Paul and Pseudo-Pauline Letters in Chicana Feminist Thought (25 min)
Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary
Islands and Borders: Reading Paul in Light of the Crisis in Puerto Rico (25 min)
Maia Kotrosits, Denison University
Disjoints in the Social Body: Diasporic Subtexts in the Corinthian Correspondence (25 min)
Melanie Johnson-DeBaufre, Drew University, Respondent (20 min)
Discussion (30 min)
 
S20-156
Sunday, November 20, 2016 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location: Grand L (3rd Level) - Marriott Rivercenter (MRC)
 
Theme: Review of Biblical Literature Editorial Board
 
Speakers:
Bob Buller, Society of Biblical Literature, Member
Ruben Dupertuis, Trinity University, Member
Mark Hamilton, Abilene Christian University, Member
Lynn Huber, Elon University, Member
James Loader, Universität Wien, Member
Christoph Markschies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Humboldt University of Berlin, Member
Heather McMurray, Society of Biblical Literature, Member
Jan van der Watt, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Member
 
S20-313
Sunday, November 20, 2016 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
Location: 304C (3rd Level) - Convention Center (CC)
 
Theme: Conversation with the SBL Council
 
Speakers:
Efrain Agosto, New York Theological Seminary, Member
Ehud Ben Zvi, University of Alberta, Member
Marc Brettler, Duke University, Member
Gay Byron, Howard University, Member
Mary Foskett, Wake Forest University, Member
Michael Fox, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Member
Steven Friesen, University of Texas at Austin, Member
Beverly Gaventa, Baylor University, Member
John F. Kutsko, Society of Biblical Literature and Emory University, Member
Judith Newman, University of Toronto, Member
Jorunn Økland, Norwegian Institute at Athens/University of Oslo, Member
Daniel Schowalter, Carthage College, Member
Gregory Sterling, Yale Divinity School, Member
Gerald West, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Member
Sidnie White Crawford, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Member
 
S20-325
Sunday, November 20, 2016- 4:00PM-6:30PM
Location: 302C (3rd Level) - Convention Center (CC)
 
Theme: Preaching In/And the Borderlands
 
Speakers: 
Miguel De La Torre, Iliff School of Theology, Panelist (25 min)
Gerald Liu, Drew University, Panelist (25 min)
Lis Valle, Vanderbilt University, Panelist (25 min)
Edward Antonio, Iliff School of Theology, Panelist (25 min)
Pablo Jimenez, Wesley Seminary at Indiana Wesleyan University, Panelist (25 min)
Robert Hoch, University of Dubuque Theological Seminary, Respondent (15 min)
 
 
Monday, November 21st, 2016
 
S21-204
Monday, November 21, 2016- 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Location: Conference Room 3 (3rd Level) - Marriott Rivercenter (MRC)
 
Bible and Cultural Studies, Latino/a and Latin American Biblical Interpretation, Minoritized Criticism and Biblical Interpretation, Feminist Hermeneutics of the Bible
Theme: Apocalyptic Scripturalization, Ambiveilence, and the Utopian: Pasts and Futures of Minoritized Feminist and Womanist Criticism
Julius-Kei Kato, University of Western Ontario, Presiding (5 min)
 
Speakers:
Jacqueline Hidalgo, Williams College, Panelist (30 min)
Lynne Darden, Interdenominational Theological Center, Panelist (30 min)
Shanell Smith, Hartford Seminary, Panelist (30 min)
Neomi DeAnda, University of Dayton, Respondent (30 min)
 
 
 

 
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