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CSLR Alumni, Student Update

Joel Nichols (JD/MDiv ’00), professor of law at University of St. Thomas Law (Minneapolis, MN) has been promoted to full professor.  Sharon Tan (JD/MTS ’91; PhD ’00), McVay Associate Professor of Christian Ethics at United Theological Seminary (Twin Cities), was recently awarded tenure. Tan... Read More

Visiting Faculty Join CSLR for 2012-2013 Year

CSLR welcomes several visiting professors over the course of this academic year.  Rafael Domingo, former dean of the University of Navarra Law School, will be in residence during 2013 working on issues of Catholicism and jurisprudence. Michael Welker, professor of systematic theology at... Read More

New Book Seeks to Resurrect a Christian Political Theology

With a U.S. Presidential election rapidly approaching, political pundits and politicians are spending considerable time addressing the role of religion and religious principals in governing the nation. Yet in our increasingly pluralistic, globalized, and secular society there are many—religious and... Read More

Top Christian Scholars to be Featured in New Lecture Series

The Center for the Study of Law and Religion (CSLR) at Emory University has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the McDonald Agape Foundation to create a new lecture series designed to showcase the world’s preeminent Christian scholars on law, politics, and society. The McDonald Distinguished... Read More

CSLR Lecture Series to Probe Plight of Vulnerable Populations

An upcoming lecture series at Emory University will explore what happens to deeply needy populations when the modern welfare state begins to collapse. “When Law and Religion Meet 2012-2013: The Rights of the Needy” begins September 13 at Emory Law. “How do we protect the rights and needs of the... Read More

Polygamy Law is Focus of Witte's Library of Congress Appointment

Emory University law professor John Witte, Jr. has been named the Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the John W. Kluge Center of the Library of Congress. Appointed by Librarian of Congress James H. Billington, Witte is serving during the summer and fall of 2012. While at the Library,... Read More

Law and Religion Alum writes on Hospitality as Model for Interreligious Political Dialogue

Silas W. Allard (JD/MTS ’11) recently published an article entitled “In the Shade of the Oaks of Mamre: Hospitality as a Framework for Political Engagement between Christians and Muslims” in the journal Political Theology. The article “[uses] the story of Abraham and the three strangers, [to]... Read More

Law and Religion Alumna Writes on the Media, Xenophobia, and a Post 9/11 United States

Roslyn M. Satchel (JD/MDiv ’01) recently co-authored an article entitled, “Religion, Race, and the Fourth Estate: Xenophobia in the Media Ten Years after 9/11” published in the Spring 2012 issue of The Tennessee Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice. A mass communication PhD candidate at... Read More

Senior Fellow M. Christian Green writes on the effects of "Divorce Culture" on Bystanders

Senior Fellow M. Christian Green recently published an article entitled “‘There but for the Grace’: The Ethics of Bystanders to Divorce” in Propositions, a newsletter produced by the Center for Public Conversation of the Institute for American Values.  The article is an excerpt from a paper... Read More

Bogle, Hanna Win CASE Award for Candler's 'REAL' Branding Campaign

Candler School of Theology at Emory University has been awarded the Circle of Excellence Silver Award by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for its “Real” branding campaign. The Circle of Excellence is the premier international awards program for advancement,... Read More

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