New Book Released By Professor David Need

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
"Roses from the Late French Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke"; translations & essay by David Need; pen & ink drawings by Clare Johnson Excerpt from David Need's introduction: "Rilke’s Roses calls us into a more intimate relationship with things, asking us to consider the material world as... Read More »

With Wisdom and Courage, New Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Reaffirms the Church's Commitment to Syria

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
ISLAMiCommentary by Professor Lucas Van Rompay In an unusual demonstration of resolve and courage, the newly elected patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Mor Ignatius Aphrem II, has decided to maintain the headquarters of his church in Syria, rather than transferring them to Lebanon as many... Read More »

Laurie Patton Named University of Chicago Divinity School's Alumna of the Year

Friday, May 9, 2014
May 9, 2014: Dean Margaret M. Mitchell has announced that, upon recommendation from the Divinity School's Alumni Council, the Board of Trustees of the Baptist Theological Union has named Laurie L. Patton (AM 1986, PhD 1991 in the History of Religions area) as the Divinity... Read More »

The Mystery of the Bible's Phantom Camels

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
A new study reignites the thorny debate over biblical accuracy Once upon a time, Abraham owned a camel. According to the Book of Genesis, he probably owned lots of camels. The Bible says that Abraham, along with other patriarchs of Judaism and Christianity, used domesticated camels — as well as... Read More »