Archives for November, 2010

Reinterpreting Gadamer

Lauren Swayne Barthold, associate professor of philosophy, recently published her work on the German philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer, entitled Gadamer's Dialectical Hermeneutics. The publisher, Lexington Press, describes the unique value of Barthold's work as follows: "Gadamer's Dialectical Hermeneutics contributes to the growing literature that takes seriously the significance of Plato for Gadamer's hermeneutics. What distinguishes this book is the way Read full article »

Academic Struggles? It’s Ancient History

The following is the abstract of a paper entitled, "The Akademe’s Orphans: The 'Other' Athenian Schools and their Struggle to Survive in the Last Years of the Roman Republic,"  which David Wick, professor of history, is presenting next month in Athens: After the Athenian crisis of the early 80’s, which saw the ancient city held hostage between an Anatolian military Read full article »

Illuminating Esther

Elaine A. Phillips, professor of Biblical studies, contributed a chapter on the book of "Esther" to the Revised Edition of The Expositor's Bible Commentary, published in October by Zondervan. The publisher provides the following description of the series: "Continuing a Gold Medallion Award-winning legacy, this completely revised edition—1 Chronicles - Job—in The Expositor’s Bible Commentary series puts world-class biblical Read full article »

The Condition of America’s Public Schools

Janis Flint-Ferguson, professor of education and English, discusses the central issues in America's underachieving schools. Read full article »

Science AND Fiction

Imagine using the works of Richard Dawkins (scientist), Kurt Vonnegut (novelist) and Tom Stoppard (playwright) in the same class. This semester in one of the new core classes, “Science and Literature,” Andrew Logemann, assistant professor of English, is doing just that—and using a range of other authors as well. He’s designed it to introduce students to “works of imaginative literature Read full article »

French Writers Revisited

Assistant Professor of French, Emmanuelle Vanborre, explores the works of Blanchot, Malraux and Camus in her new book Lectures blanchotiennes de Malraux et Camus, Vol. 180, released this past June  in French by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers. The work is part of a series, Currents in Comparative Romance Languages and Literatures. A synopsis of the book follows: "In Read full article »

New Nonprofit Summer Session Gains Momentum

Casey Cooper, assistant professor of accounting, economics and business, has begun recruiting students from throughout the CCCU for the inaugural summer session of the Nonprofit Management program. Open to both Gordon and non-Gordon students of all majors, the summer session is designed to bridge the gap for students with a passion to serve but who need to develop the necessary Read full article »

Watching Presidential History

By R. Judson Carlberg, President of Gordon College (Pictured here as a college student beside the flag, holding microphone.) On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was swept into office in a tight race with Richard Nixon. Fifty years later it seems the news media can’t get enough of this nostalgic story. Little wonder: it had major repercussions for the state Read full article »

An Artist Talks of Devotion

During Faculty Forum, Wednesday Nov. 10, 4:30 pm, Jenks Library, Tanja Butler, associate professor of visual arts, will present a talk on: “The Hospitality of God: An Artist’s Analysis of Devotional Imagery.” To see selected work from Tanja's portfolio, click on the picture to the right. Read full article »

Evangelicals and Immigration Reform

Based on recent interviews with numerous evangelical leaders across the country, Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, assistant professor of political studies, discusses the position of evangelicals in the debate on immigration reform: PART ONE PART TWO Read full article »