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Faculty & Staff Notes

The volume Unsettling Arguments: A Festschrift on the Occasion of Stanley Hauerwas’s 70th Birthday , edited by Charles R. Pinches, Kelly S. Johnson, and Charles M. Collier, was published by Cascade Books.

Richard B. Hays published “Intertextuelle Pneumatologie: Die paulinische Rede vom Heiligen Geist” in Zeitschrift für Neues Testament (25, 2010). He delivered the sermons “The Word of Reconciliation,” at the Duke Center for Reconciliation’s Summer Institute, June 1; “Carrying the Death of Jesus,” at the opening session of the North Carolina Annual Conference in Greenville, N.C., June 10; “Reasoning on the Basis of Incarnation,” at the Duke Youth Academy, June 24; and “Consider How to Irritate One Another,” at the Divinity School’s Summer Course of Study, July 14. At the annual meeting of the SNTS in Berlin, Germany, he gave a response to Matthias Konradt, “Ethik im Neuen Testament.”

Andrew Keck was elected to the board of directors of the American Theological Library Association. At the ATLA Annual Conference, he served on a panel presentation on writing and publishing and provided a report of his work in Cote d’Ivoire to the International Collaboration Committee Roundtable. He also worked with the libraries at Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest University to receive a planning grant from the State Library of North Carolina for a project entitled “The Religion in North Carolina Digital Collection.”

Warren Kinghorn presented a paper, “Ordering ‘Mental Disorder’: Theology and the Disputed Boundaries of Psychiatric Diagnosis,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Spirituality, Theology, and Health in Durham, N.C., in June; and served as a respondent at the academic conference of the Society for Christian Psychology in Louisville, Ky., in September.

Richard Lischer was the speaker at the triennial Clergy Conference of the Diocese of Chester in England. He delivered three lectures under the conference theme, “Preaching into Poverty,” and led a seminar titled “Prophecy and Poetry in Martin Luther King Jr.” Later in the summer, he taught for a week at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical and Cultural Research, Collegeville, Minn., on the theme “Writing and the Pastoral Life.” His anthology The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present has recently been translated into Japanese.

Randy L. Maddox published “Theology of John and Charles Wesley” in the T&T Clark Companion to Methodism , edited by Charles Yrigoyen Jr. (T&T Clark).

Anathea Portier-Young taught the D.Min. course “Old Testament Prophets” June 21–July 9 at Sewanee: The University of the South. She taught sessions on the prophets Amos and Hosea at Duke Memorial United Methodist Church, Durham, N.C., July 11 and 18. Throughout August, she was scholar in residence at Millbrook Baptist Church, Raleigh, N.C., where she preached the sermon “I Do Not Delight in the Blood of Bulls” (Isaiah 1) Aug. 8 and taught the series “War and Peace in the Historical Books.” She attended the European Association of Biblical Studies/International Society of Biblical Literature meeting in Tartu, Estonia, July 26–29, where she delivered two papers, “Seleucid State Terror and the Reconquest of Jerusalem” and “The Edict of Antiochus: Persecution and the Unmaking of the Judean World,” and chaired two sessions on apocalyptic literature. She presented the paper “Greek Giants, Silent Stars, and Knowledges That Kill: Critical Inversion as Symbolic Resistance in the Book of the Watchers” Aug. 2 at the Catholic Biblical Association Annual Meeting at Loyola Marymount University, where she also met with the CBA Strategic Planning Committee, of which she is a part.

Chris Rice , co-director of the Duke Center for Reconciliation, gave a presentation at “Building an East Asian Peace Community and the Role of International Society” in Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 24–26, sponsored by the International Peace Corps of Religions. He also participated in a consultation at the Boston University School of Theology, “Teaching Religion, Conflict Transformation, and Peacebuilding: A Consultation of Educators in Theology and Religion,” Aug. 9–11.

Laceye Warner published “Mega-Churches: A New Ecclesiology or An Ecclesial Evangelism?” in Review and Expositor (Winter 2010). In June, she co-presented, with John VerBerkmoes, “Outcomes Assessment” at the ATS Biennial Meeting in Montreal, Canada; and taught the Adult Vacation Bible School class “Resurrecting the Word: Practicing Evangelism” at Asbury UMC, Durham, N.C. She gave the plenary address “Heeding the Spirit’s Call: Methodism” at the Texas Annual Conference Youth Academy, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, July 14; and presented “Resurrecting the Word: Evangelism for Today” at the annual retreat of Chinese UMC, New York, N.Y., Aug. 12–15. In September, she preached and