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Luce Foundation Awards Grant to Divinity School

December 17, 1997  |   School of Divinity, University Announcement

The Henry R. Luce Foundation, Inc., has awarded Wake Forest University’s new School of Divinity $150,000 to develop a series of multidisciplinary courses designed to provide students with the broad skills required to meet the needs of America’s changing congregations. Bill J. Leonard, the school’s dean, said that the grant is part of the school’s […]

Moyers to Share Insights on Religion in America at WFU

October 31, 1997  |   Arts & Culture, Events, School of Divinity, Speakers

Bill Moyers, one of America’s best-known commentators on religion, will share his insights on the spiritual journey of the United States and its people Wednesday, Nov. 19, in a speech at Wake Forest University for its 1997-98 Year of Religion in American Life. The speech, “Religion in American Life: Reflections of a Long-time Observer and […]

Buddhist Monk First Year of Religion Resident Scholar

September 23, 1997  |   Arts & Culture, Events, School of Divinity, Speakers

A Buddhist monk will give two public lectures and lead three classes on meditation during a Sept. 29-Oct. 2 visit to Wake Forest University for its 1997-98 Year of Religion in American Life. Abbot Hyon Gak Sunim, editor of the books, “The Whole World is a Single Flower” and “The Compass of Zen,” will speak […]

Religion Department Adds New Faculty

April 4, 1997  |   Faculty, School of Divinity, University Announcement

Wake Forest University’s religion department has announced the hiring of two new faculty members and the departure of a 26-year veteran. Mary F. Foskett will join the department as assistant professor of biblical studies after earning her doctoral degree at Emory University in New Testament and Christian origins. E. Frank Tupper, professor of Christian theology […]

Program Explores Judas’ Relationship with Jesus

March 11, 1997  |   Arts & Culture, Events, School of Divinity

A program at Wake Forest University will explore Judas’ relationship with Jesus Christ on Tuesday, March 18. Entitled “Jesus or Judas: Friend or Foe,” the program will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in Wingate Hall’s lower auditorium. Those attending the event will have an opportunity to participate in a re-enactment of the final hours of […]

New Congregations Replacing Old, Says Expert at WFU

October 29, 1996  |   Faculty, School of Divinity, Speakers

There’s new life in the old pews, says the author of an upcoming book whose study of congregations in nine American cities found effective ministry amid a religious landscape marked by dying old churches and declining identification with mainline denominations. Many congregations fail to adapt to change and go out of existence, Nancy Tatom Ammerman […]

Leonard named dean of new Divinity School

May 21, 1996  |   Media Advisory, School of Divinity, University Announcement

Wake Forest University announced today that its new divinity school will be led by Bill J. Leonard, professor of religion and chair of the religion and philosophy department at Samford University.

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