Spring Scholars' Updates

The latest in our scholars' work

By Alexis James Waggoner | 4.22.2019

Our scholars are always working on new, interesting, and thoughtful things so periodically we like to highlight some of what they're doing. You can keep up with additional updates on our Facebook page.

Karen Bray has two forthcoming books this fall: Religion, Emotion, Sensation: Affect Theories and Theologies, which she co-edited; and her monograph, Grave Attending: A Political Theology for the Unredeemed.

Stephen J. Patterson released his most recent book, The Forgotten Creed: Christianity's Original Struggle against Bigotry, Slavery, and Sexism

Chris Shea and Ruben Dupertuis co-edited the book, Reading and Teaching Ancient Fiction: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Narrativeswhich also features work from other Westar scholars. 

Jordan Miller co-edited with Christopher Rodkey the Palgrave Handbook of Radical TheologyMiller's monograph, Resisting Theology, Furious Hope: Secular Political Theology and Social Movements will be out in August.

Margaret Lee edited Sound Matters: New Testament Studies in Sound Mapping

John Caputo has released several books recently: On Religion, Second Edition; Hermeneutics: Facts and Interpretation in the Age of InformationThe Essential Caputo: Selected WritingsThe Adventure of Weak TheologyHis forthcoming book is Cross and Cosmos; He'll be speaking in Syracuse in May.

Did the Vatican Hide Art that Depicted Female Priests? Scholar Ally Kateusz says yes.

As Marketing and Digital Education Director, Alexis Waggoner works closely with both Westar’s Marketing Committee and the Executive Director to advance the presence and value of Westar in our culture through social media and the use of digital media in public education. Alexis brings to Westar a unique blend of digital marketing and religious education experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and a Master of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary. 

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