As Antisemitism Rises, Phillips Professors Call for Reading Scripture with Respect for Judaism

“Our students are expected to respect the Hebrew Bible as having inherent value,” said Lisa Davison, Johnnie Eargle Cadieux Professor of Hebrew Bible at Phillips. “In my Hebrew Bible courses, students learn about the history of Christian supersessionism in the interpretation of these texts and are empowered to read/preach/teach the Hebrew Bible in ways that are respectful of Jewish tradition.”

Warren Carter, LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at the seminary, is teaching an upper-level course on reading the New Testament in the context of first-century Judaism this semester.

The course enables students to be familiar with some of the vibrancy and faithfulness that marked first-century Judaism and to think about ways in which the New Testament writings engaged this tradition and its texts.

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Phillips Welcomes New History of World Christianities Faculty Member Briana L. Wong

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Briana L. Wong, PhD, as Assistant Professor of the History of World Christianities beginning July 1, 2022. Wong’s research interests include the history and anthropology of Christianity in Southeast Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. She joined the steering committee of the American Academy of Religion’s World Christianity Unit in the fall of […]

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Library Renovation Update 2

Librarian’s Log: Renovation Date 01.07.2022 Happy New Year! I hope your January beginnings are unfolding gently. Just kidding about the holographic shelving. But the renovation allows us to expand our current metal shelving arrangement by roughly 65 percent. This delights us in a couple of ways: it serves a practical need to keep our materials […]

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Library Renovation Update

Librarian’s Log: Renovation Date 12.17.2021. Happy Friday! The librarians all wish you peace and joy for the upcoming Christmas season. The last several weeks have marked major changes in the Phillips library. Our book movers have finished relocating all our collections that were in the main part of the library to other areas in the […]

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Phillips Library Renovation Begins

The board of trustees for Phillips Theological Seminary recently approved a nearly $1.2 million renovation of the seminary library. The project is already underway with the removal of books to the Tabbernee Conference Center (TCC). “We will continue our full complement of services to our students, faculty and special borrowers throughout the project,” said Sandy […]

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Phillips Student Receives Western History Association Conference Scholarship

Phillips Theological Seminary student the Rev. Joshua Shawnee was awarded one of two Indian Student Conference Scholarships by the Western History Association. The highly competitive honor provides financial assistance to Native American students wanting to attend the association’s conference. “It is a great honor to have a Phillips student win this award,” said Dr. Lisa […]

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Registration Open for Justice and the Practice of Ministry Event

Join the faculty of Phillips Theological Seminary on August 10 for a conversation on Justice and the Practice of Ministry. This online event features a series of fast-paced presentations you can view ahead of the live conversation time in August. “This is a new opportunity for clergy, commissioned ministers, lay persons, congregational study and any […]

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Phillips Names Dr. Anne Carter Walker as Director of Supervised Year in Ministry and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Vocational Formation

Phillips Theological Seminary welcomes Anne Carter Walker, PhD, as Director of Supervised Year in Ministry and Affiliate Assistant Professor of Practical Theology and Vocational Formation beginning July 26. Walker joins the Phillips mission with extensive experiences as a theological educator and administrator. A committed layperson in the United Methodist Church, her professional identity has been […]

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In Memory of the Rev. Dr. Don A. Pittman

The Phillips Theological Seminary community shares the sad news that the Rev. Dr. Don A. Pittman, William Tabbernee Professor of the History of Religions Emeritus and husband of the Rev. Dr. Nancy Claire Pittman, our president, died Saturday evening (June 26, 2021) at a Tulsa, Okla. hospital. Services for Dr. Pittman are scheduled for 2 […]

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