Entries tagged with ‘religion’

Faculty Spotlight: Thia Cooper

Thia Cooper (Religion) will preach a sermon at the pre-Pride community worship service on Saturday Sept. 9 at the First Presbyterian Church of Mankato. A communitywide service will follow at 9:30, then a people-of-faith walk will proceed to the start of the Pride Parade to join the broader congregations for the South Central Minnesota Pride […]

Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Bunge

Marcia Bunge (Religion) co-edited a new book… “So That All May Flourish: The Aims of Lutheran Higher Education (Fortress, 2023),” with Jason A. Mahn (Augustana College) and Martha E. Stortz (Augsburg University). The volume explores the core values, distinctive strengths, and contemporary challenges of the 27 institutions in the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities […]

Thia Cooper, 2022 Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award Winner

Thia Cooper (Religion) was selected as the 2022 recipient of the Gustavus Faculty Scholarly Accomplishment Award. Presented each year at Honors Day, this award is the highest accolade a Gustavus faculty member can receive for distinguished scholarly achievements.

Faculty Spotlight: Blake Couey and Samuel Kessler

Gustavus hosted the Upper Midwest Regional American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature meeting on April 1-2. Blake Couey and Samuel Kessler (both Religion) helped organize the event, and the religion department and Bernhardson Chair in Lutheran Studies were campus sponsors. Over 60 people participated in the meeting, including seven current Gustavus religion […]

Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Bunge

Marcia Bunge (Religion) has published a collection of essays entitled Child Theology: Diverse Methods and Global Perspectives (Orbis Books). Contributors include Roman Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox theologians from six continents. Like feminist, Black, and other liberating forms of theology, child theologies re-evaluate and reinterpret current understandings of Christian faith and life in the light of […]

Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Bunge

Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) has published two chapters in a book that addresses the abuse of Indigenous children in Canada’s residential schools and responds to the “Calls to Action” articulated in the 2015 report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The book, which includes essays by an interdisciplinary team, is edited by Valerie […]

Intersections: Number 53 (Spring 2021)

Intersections is a publication by and largely for the academic communities of the twenty-seven institutions that comprise the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities (NECU). Each issue reflects on the intersection of faith, learning, and teaching within Lutheran higher education. It is published by the NECU, and has its home in the Presidential Center for Faith […]

Faculty Spotlight: Blake Couey

Blake Couey (Religion) has published two chapters in new reference works for biblical studies from Oxford University Press. His chapter “Poetic Structures in Isaiah” appears in The Oxford Handbook of Isaiah (edited by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, 2021), and his chapter “Amos” appears in The Oxford Handbook of the Minor Prophets (edited by Julia M. O’Brien, 2021).

Faculty Spotlight: Marcia Bunge

Marcia J. Bunge (Religion) received a Curriculum Development Grant from the Interfaith Youth Core (Summer 2019). She was also was appointed Extraordinary Research Professor for a three-year term (2019-2022) at North-West University in South Africa.

Marcia Bunge (Religion)

Marcia Bunge published an article entitled “Love-songs to Loam: Motivating Youth to Make a Difference by Engaging Religion and Science,” in Advances in Soil Science: Soil Degradation and Restoration in Africa, edited by Rattan Lal and B.A. Stewart.