Category Archives: SummerReading2017

Summer Reads, vol. 9: Bo Adams

For our final summer reading post in this blog series, we spoke with Dr. Bo Adams, Director of the Pitts Theology Library and Candler’s Margaret A. Pitts Assistant Professor in the Practice of Theological Bibliography! Bo holds a doctorate in New Testament studies from Emory, but also has a background in computer science, an interest […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 8: Joel LeMon

For our penultimate blog in this summer reading series, we spoke with Dr. Joel LeMon, Associate Professor of Old Testament and Associate Director of Emory’s the Graduate Division of Religion! Dr. LeMon is well known for his mentorship of doctoral students in Hebrew Bible and for his passionate teaching of Candler’s required Old Testament introductory […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 7: Deanna Ferree Womack

This week we spoke to Deanna Ferree Womack, Assistant Professor of History of Religions and Multifaith Relations at Candler. Dr. Womack teaches courses on Christian-Muslim dialogue and has a book that will appear soon entitled “Protestants, Gender, and the Arab Renaissance in Late Ottoman Syria”! Dr. Womack’s summer reading recommendation is a brand new memoir […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 6: Armin Siedlecki and Jenny Vitti

This week, we spoke to two staff members at Pitts who work behind the scenes to ensure that you can find the books you need: both in our online catalogue and on the shelves! You may know that our first recommender, Armin Siedlecki, Head of Cataloguing, is an expert in reformation material—he’s curated the past […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 5: Helen Jin Kim

This week we spoke to one of Candler’s newest faculty members: Assistant Professor of American Religious History, Dr. Helen Jin Kim! Dr. Kim specializes in the history and global impact of American evangelicalism as well as Transpacific and world Christianity. Her summer reading suggestions reflect her research interests and indicate the incredible relevance of that […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 4: Callie Tabor and Brady Beard

This week we spoke to our two Graduate Reference Assistants: Callie Tabor, a doctoral student in Theology, and Brady Beard, a doctoral candidate in Hebrew Bible. Callie and Brady are familiar faces at the reference desk, supporting student and faculty research in a variety of areas. They have also been instrumental in the reference weeding […]

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Summer Reads, vol. 3: Kwok Pui Lan

This week, we spoke to Distinguished Visiting Professor of Theology Dr. Kwok Pui Lan! Dr. Kwok received the “Faculty Person of the Year” award, bestowed by Candler students on the professor who has most impacted them in the past year. She specializes in feminist and post-colonial theology, but her suggestions for your summer reading demonstrate […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 2: Myron McGhee

This week, we spoke with Circulation Specialist Myron McGhee (’95T)! Myron was this year’s recipient of the Candler Black Student Caucus Award for Excellence for a staff member, and has been a vital part of the Pitts staff for many years. As a Candler MDiv graduate himself, Myron has been a source of inspiration and […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 1: Tony Alonso

Despite what the calendar may say, it is most definitely summer here in Atlanta—this means curling up at the pool (or in the A/C) with some summer reading! Over the course of the next few weeks, this blog will introduce you to a diverse array of recommendations for your bookshelf and iPhone from staff members […]

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Summer Reading, vol. 10: Ellen Ott Marshall

This week, we spoke to Dr. Ellen Ott Marshall, professor of Christian Ethics and Conflict Transformation at Candler. Dr. Marshall’s work focuses on contemporary Christian ethics, with an emphasis on the role of conflict transformation and peacebuilding. She is the author of two books on ethics and recently edited a timely collection entitled “Conflict Transformation […]

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