CRCDS John Price Crozer Professor of Theology Melanie Duguid-May recently co-authored a guest essay for the Democrat and Chronicle entitled, "Groups Join in Solidarity on Gaza Issue." The piece can be viewed here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/opinion/guest-column/2014/10/04/essay-groups-join-solidarity-gaza-issue/16674645/
Dr. Marvin A. McMickle, Professor of Church Leadership and Director of the Program of Black Church Studies, published a Unite Rochester blog essay on October 2nd. "One Nation Under God?" can be read here: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/unite/2014/10/02/one-nation-under-god/16607809/
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Dr. James A. Sanders, Professor of Old Testament Studies at Colgate Rochester Divinity School from 1954-1965, has authored a new book, "The Monotheizing Process: Its Origins and Development" (Cascade Books, 2014).
Dr. Sanders, an internationally recognized expert on the Hebrew bible and editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Claremont School of Theology and President Emeritus of the Ancient Biblical Manuscript Center. His illustrious and prestigious career included lecturing, teaching and preaching at colleges, seminaries, churches and pastor's schools (Protestant, Catholic and Jewish) around the country. His essay, "The Betrayal of Evangelicalism" was featured in Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School's Summer 2012 issue of the Bulletin.
Dr. Sanders has written over 300 scholarly articles and is the author/co-author of 29 books.
On Tuesday, October 7th, Dr. McMickle hosted a special "Soup and Signing" event celebrating the release of his newest book, "Pulpit & Politics: Separation of Church & State in the Black Church." If you were not able to attend the signing, the CRCDS bookstore has additional copies on hand and Dr. McMickle would be happy to autograph yours. Dr. McMickle's book explores a new generation of black preacher-politicians who move beyond spiritual leadership into advocacy and social justice. This important work highlights past and present examples of African American leaders in ministry and politics, from Hiram Revels to Martin Luther King, Jr. to Al Sharpton.
A must-read for anyone concerned with faith-based political activism, Pulpit & Politics is based on Dr. McMickle's lifelong dedication to serving the community and bringing to light the challenges facing black preachers.
Read more about Dr. McMickle's book here:
Dr. McMickle's most recent Unite Rochester blog post, in which he discusses the tragic death of Rochester police officer Daryl Pierson and the shooting of Ferguson, Missouri's citizen Michael Brown, and the commonality of grief: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/local/blogs/unite/2014/09/05/grief-must-be-color-blind/15129393/