Archives for March, 2014

When Nothing is Impossible: New Book Focuses on Women of the Bible

For those who have ever thought something was impossible, Elaine Phillips, a professor of biblical studies at Gordon, has written a new book that suggests otherwise. With God, Nothing is Impossible is Phillips’s first book for lay audiences, a devotional based on the stories of women in the Bible, both well known and less prominent. The Gordon Bookstore will host a book signing Read full article »

The Global Language(s) of Scholarship

Academia today often requires dialogue across cultures, especially in addressing global issues, old and new. These faculty from very different disciplines have been busy with such work: Marv Wilson, professor of biblical studies, recently delivered the Ninth Annual Edwin M. Yamauchi lectureship at Miami University, Oxford, OH, March 7-9. His lecture combined chapters of a new book he's written, scheduled for publication in Read full article »

Seeing Christ Through the Eyes of Others

Understanding the narrative of John's Gospel  just became more illuminating, thanks in part to the editorial scholarship of Steven Hunt, professor of biblical studies. Hunt helped bring to light a series of studies that explore how both major and minor characters in John teach us about Christ as the central figure. Edited by Hunt, D. Francois Tolmie and Ruben Zimmermann, Character Studies in Read full article »

Memories, Words and A Psychology of Living

Does everyone in the world return to signifiant memories in their lives? Does finding just the right word in a conversation depend on a person's context? Two members of Gordon's psychology department explore such questions in  their recent scholarship. Jonathan Gerber, associate professor (who's also begun blogging on such issues), addresses the transcendent nature of nostalgia for the scholarly journal, Emotion, in Read full article »