Words: Bella McDonald ’24
(Cambridge University Press, 2022)
Dr. Aubrey Buster, Assistant Professor of Old Testament, demonstrates how methods adapted from cultural and social memory studies can illuminate biblical and extrabiblical historical summaries. Refining models drawn from the memory studies, Buster applies them to ancient texts from the Second Temple period.
(University of Illinois Press, 2021)
Guest Lecturer of Trombone Douglas Yeo and Kevin Mungons examine Rodeheaver’s enormous influence on gospel music against the backdrop of Christian music history and Rodeheaver’s impact as a cultural and business figure.
Dr. Amy Peeler, Associate Professor of New Testament, conducts a deep reading of the incarnation narratives of the New Testament and other relevant scriptural texts to demonstrate how God is transcendent beyond gender and cannot be subject to creation and its categories.
(IVP Kids, 2022)
A Jerry Pinkney Children’s Book Award finalist, this illustrated storybook highlights the life of Josey, a young Black girl preparing for Pentecost. Through the writing of Dr. Esau McCaulley, Associate Professor of New Testament, children and the adults who read with them are invited to join Josey as she learns of God’s diverse design.
(InterVarsity Press, 2022)
Dr. Kristen Page, Ruth Kraft Strohschein Distinguished Chair of Biology, explores the beloved fictional worlds of Narnia and Middle-Earth. The text provides insights into the implications that the fictional landscapes have for the real world, encouraging the body of Christ to be good stewards of God’s creation.
(University of Iowa Press, 2022)
In this collection of essays, Assistant Professor of English Drew Bratcher blends memoir and arts criticism. As author John D’Agata says, “Drew Bratcher has created his own hit debut with a music of casual elegance infused with earth-bound wisdom, humor, and love. It’s a voice worthy of its roots but bound for its own place among our very best new storytellers.”
(Fortress Press, 2022)
Dr. Matthew J. Milliner, Associate Professor of Art History, tells the story of a Byzantine image called the “Virgin of the Passion” in the East and “Our Lady of Perpetual Help” in the West. Milliner chronicles the story of the icon’s creation and emergence in the immediate aftermath of the Third Crusade, whereupon the icon became a surprising emblem of defeat.
Row 1 (L–R): Benjamin Klemme, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music; E. David Shin, Ph.D. ’22, Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology; Maj. Wayne Welander, M.A., Assistant Professor of Military Science; Maria Garcia, M.A., Visiting Assistant Lecturer in Spanish.
Row 2 (L-R): Michael Morgan ’18, Visiting Instructor in Philosophy; T. John Wallenius, M.A., Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Sociology; Alexander Massad, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of World Religions; Brady McNeil, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music
Not pictured: MSG Saul Angulo, Senior Military Science Instructor; Kailey Bell, M.A., Visiting Instructor in Communication; Jerry Blackstone, D.M.A., Visiting Professor of Music; John Dickson, Ph.D., Jean Kvamme Distinguished Professor of Biblical Evangelism; Q. Adam Marshall, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Urban Studies and Anthropology; Maj. Alexander Moen, Director and Professor of Military Science/ROTC; Meredith Sommars, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology.