Archive for September, 2023

Dr. Bunge’s Summer of Travels, Music, & Scholarship

  In our last post about summer, we reminisce about travel in Europe, conferences, and the amazing work of the Gustavus Academy for Faith, Science, and Ethics, all with Dr. Bunge, Distinguished Chair of Lutheran Studies and Professor in the Department of Religion. Here are 4 bits of news for the Blog… A lot happened […]

Dr. Gaebler’s Summer: “Wandering Around in the Philosophical-Theological Forest”

This week, as we all settle into the fourth week of the semester, we’ll hear some reflections on how summer was spent by Dr. Mary Gaebler, Associate Professor of Religion. As you’ll see, Dr. Gaebler models a deep commitment to theology as a dialogical method, that is, that ideas and discussions flower and fruit in […]

Dr. Elledge Publishes Book with Oxford UP

Dr. Casey Elledge, Professor of Religion, has a new book out this year,¬†Early Jewish Writings and New Testament Interpretations¬†(Oxford University Press). It’s included in Oxford’s series Essentials of Biblical Studiesseries. The book provides a guided reading of select early Jewish writings, including their literary, historical, and theological features, and explains the unique contributions that each […]

Dr. Cooper Gives Sermon at Mankata LGBTQ+ Pridefest

  Dr. Thia Cooper gave a sermon on Saturday, Sept. 9 as part of a communal worship service before the official start of Mankato’s Pridefest. Faith leaders and congregants from diverse communities gathered at Mankato’s First Presbyterian Church to show their support for LGBTQ+ persons and communities, and to demonstrate that many Christians support the […]

Paul Hanson (’61), Alumnus of Gustavus Religion and Harvard Professor Emeritus, Passes Away at 83

Dr. Paul Hanson, Florence Corliss Lamont Professor of Divinity Emeritus at Harvard Divinity School and Gustavus Department of Religion Alumnus, passed away on June 9, 2023, at the age of 83. A graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College and former member of the Board of Trustees, he, in the words of Dr. Casey Elledge (Professor of […]