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Faculty & Staff Notes

Susan Eastman published “Ashes on the Frontal Lobe: Cognitive Dissonance and Cruciform Cognition in 2 Corinthians,” in The Unrelenting God: God’s Action in Scripture; Essays in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa, edited by David J. Downs and Matthew L. Skinner (Eerdmans); “The Empire of Illusion: Sin, Evil, and Good News in Romans,” in Comfortable Words: Essays in Honor of Paul F. M. Zahl, edited by John D. Koch Jr. and Todd H. W. Brewer (Wipf & Stock); “Double Participation and the Responsible Self in Romans 5–8,” in Apocalyptic Paul: Cosmos and Anthropos in Romans 5–8, edited by Beverly Roberts Gaventa (Baylor University Press); and “The Shadow Side of Second-Person Engagement: Sin in Paul’s Letter to the Romans,” in the European Journal for Philosophy of Religion (5.4, 2013). She presented “One Church Apostolic and Apocalyptic?” at the American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nov. 24; “Personal Participation and the Holy Spirit,” Princeton Theological Seminary, April 25–26; and “Forgiveness and Redemption,” Building Bridges Seminar for Muslim-Christian Dialogue, Berkley Center at Georgetown University, April 27–30. She also attended the Wabash Center’s Graduate Program Teaching Initiative Summative Conference held March 23–25 in Indianapolis.

Fred Edie served as guest editor and wrote “Liturgy and Faith Formation: Reimagining a Partnership for the Sake of Youth” for the “Liturgy and Adolescents” special issue of Liturgy (29.1, 2014).

Matthew Floding published, with Barbara Blodgett, “Theological Reflection and Field Education,” in Reflective Practice: Formation and Supervision in Ministry (vol. 34, 2014), which was selected “Best Practices” article by the Association for Theological Field Education’s Research and Publication Committee. On Oct. 29 he delivered the lecture “Reflecting as Whole Persons” at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College to graduate students in the schools of divinity, nursing, and education.

Mary McClintock Fulkerson co-edited, with Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz and Rosemary R. Carbine, Theological Interpretation for Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Public Intellectuals for the Twenty-First Century (Palgrave Macmillan), which includes her essay “Redeeming Equality: Life, Liberty, and Alternatives to Obliviousness.” She presented two papers: “Eucharistic Public Theology and the Problem of White Colorblindness,” at the Association of Practical Theology Biennial Conference in March, and “Receiving from the Other: Theology and Grass-Roots Organizing”—published in Yours the Power: Faith-Based Organizing in the USA, edited by Katie Day, Esther McIntosh, and William Storrar (Brill)—at last fall’s American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. On March 21 she delivered the lecture “Reformation and Bodily Proprieties: Disrupting Rituals for Hospitality” at the inaugural Clarence N. and Betty B. Frierson Distinguished Scholars’ Conference at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and in January she spoke on “The Traditional Family and Its Values: Biblical and Theological Lenses” at the national meeting of the PC(USA)’s Advocacy Committee for Women’s Concerns.

Paul Griffiths published “Defending Life by Embracing Death,” in Christian Reflection (“Death” issue, 2013), and several book reviews: The Highest Poverty: Monastic Rules and Forms-of-Life, by Giorgio Agamben, in Commonweal (Jan. 10); Forgiveness and Love, by Glen Pettigrove, in Philosophy (88.4, 2013); Aquinas and Radical Orthodoxy, by Paul J. DeHart, in Reviews in Religion & Theology (20.4, 2013); and Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body, by Andrea Nightingale, in Augustinian Studies (44.1, 2013). In November he twice presented “Kierkegaard on Autonomy and Obedience,” at Franciscan University of Steubenville and as the keynote address for a Kierkegaard symposium sponsored by the Institute for Faith and Learning at Baylor University. Other recent lectures and presentation include “Revolution or Gratitude? Models of and for Catholic Intellectual Life in the Pagan University,” at the Institute on Advanced Catholic Studies in Dayton, Ohio; “Beatitude: What Heaven Is Like,” at the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology in Baltimore, Md.; and “Locating John Henry Newman as Epistemological Theologian,” at the Academy of Catholic Theology Annual Conference. He also was a respondent to a panel on conversion in the thought of Thomas Aquinas at the annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America.

Jennie Grillo published “The Eastern King in the Hebrew Bible: Novelistic Motifs in Early Jewish Literature,” in The Romance between Greece and the East, edited by Tim Whitmarsh and Stuart Thomson (Cambridge University Press). She won a 2014 Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise for her book, The Story of Israel in the Book of Qohelet: Ecclesiastes as Cultural Memory (Oxford University Press), and was selected as the 2014–15 George A. Barton Fellow at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in Jerusalem.

Richard Hays published the essay “Lost in Translation: A Reflection on Romans in the Common English Bible,” in The Unrelenting God: God’s Action in Scripture; Essays in Honor of Beverly Roberts Gaventa, edited by David J. Downs and Matthew L. Skinner (Eerdmans, 2013). He is giving the Hulsean Lectures, a distinguished lecture series in Christian theology at the University of Cambridge, throughout the 2013–14 academic year. It consists of six lectures delivered in three installments in November, February, and April. The title is “Reading Backwards: Israel’s Scripture through the Eyes of the Evangelists.” He gave the Collins Lectures at Houston Baptist University April 3–4; delivered the lecture “Making All Things New: The New Testament Vision for Restorative Justice” at the Christian Study Center at the University of Florida on Jan. 30; presented the keynote address “Preaching Backwards: Israel’s Scripture through the Eyes of the Gospel Writers” at Stetson University’s Winter Pastor’s School in DeLand, Fla., Jan. 28–30; and preached in chapel at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., Oct. 24, 2013.