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Theology Monthly | The University of the South | News and Events from The School of Theology
The School of Theology Receives Gift of Third Icon 
The School of Theology has received the third and final icon in the collection that is displayed in the Chapel of the Apostles. The gift of this icon was made possible in part from The School of Theology class of 2013. It depicts the Holy Myrrh Bearers, the women with myrrh who came to the tomb of Christ early in the morning to find it empty. Peter Pearson, an episcopal priest and iconographer, is the artist for all three of the Chapel's icons.
2014 DuBose Lectures and Alumni/ae Gathering
Dr. David Brown, Professor of Theology, Aesthetics & Culture at the University of St. Andrews, will be the 2014 DuBose lecturer, Oct. 1–2. In his lectures, he will encourage reflection on how the Christian experience of God can be deepened through a wider engagement with the arts. While drawing on the past, he will make the lectures relevant to life in the contemporary church with plenty of examples from the American context to encourage audience participation and dialogue. To register for the DuBose alumni/a events, visit the School's website.

Windows into Heaven
This year, an exhibit by the University Archives and Special Collections will coincide with the DuBose events. From June 23, 2014, through Oct. 18, 2014, "Windows into Heaven," will showcase a collection of almost three dozen Russian icons dating from the 18th- and 19th-centuries. For more details, visit the School's website.
Fiscal Year 2014 Recap
Thanks to alumni/ae, parents, trustees, parishes, students, and other friends, the University of the South celebrated another great fundraising year, raising $3.77 million for the Sewanee Annual Fund as of June 30, 2014. Of the 1,105 theology alumni/ae of record, 376 or 34% made a contribution in fiscal year 2014, representing a 1% decrease (24 fewer donors) from 2013. Visit the website to see your class’s participation
Please “Think Sewanee First” and include The School of Theology when making your giving plans this year. For more information you can email Sukey Byerly, call 931.598.1217, or go to the giving page to make an online donation.
Save the Date
The 55th Annual Festival Service of Lessons and Carols will be celebrated during the weekend of December 6–7, 2014. Reservations for tickets will become available in late September and will be accessible on the University's website. We hope you'll consider joining us for this wonderful occasion.

Advent Quiet Day
On Dec. 6, St. Mary’s Sewanee will offer an Advent Quiet Day and Lessons and Carols with the Rev. Dr. Chris Bryan. Through brief meditations, silence, and common prayer, this retreat will offer ways to explore the mystery and miracle of Christmas as it is presented in the New Testament. Participants will attend the University of the South's 55th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols following the retreat. For details and to register, click here.
Theological Debate Camp for Teens
Applications will soon be available for the summer 2015 SUMMA Theological Debate Camp for high school students. This uniquely meaningful experience provides tools for critical thinking, knowledge of the Christian theological tradition, skill in public speaking and debate, and cutting-edge engagement with topics such as religion and science, social ethics, and interfaith relations. The camp will take place at the University of the South, July 21–30, 2015. Visit summa.sewanee.edu next week for more information.
Recently Published Alumni/ae
Alumni/ae with recently published books are invited to participate in this year's book sale and signing being offered at the 2014 DuBose Lectures on Wed., Oct. 1, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., in Convocation Hall. If you are interested in participating, please contact Sarah Limbaugh for details via email or telephone, 931.598.1378.

The School of Theology Welcomes New Faculty, Staff, and Incoming Students
The School of Theology welcomes several new faculty members for the 2014–15 academic year. In addition to Dr. James Tengatenga, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Global Anglicanism, new faculty includes Dr. Andrew Thompson, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Ethics, and Dr. Donna Mote, returning as Visiting Lecturer in World Religions.
The incoming class comes to Sewanee from 17 different dioceses and is one of the largest classes in recent history. There are 24 M.Div. students among the incoming class of 36, with 33% being under the age of 30 and 36% being single.
Paul Schutz joined The Beecken Center as director of marketing and communications, Joshua Booher began work as assistant director of operations for Education for Ministry, and Caren Teichmann is the new project manager for Living in the Green, part of The School of Theology’s Lilly Grant.
Theology and Global Security
Dr. Paul Holloway, professor of New Testament at The School of Theology, was invited to attend the 61st Annual National Security Forum this past May, 2014. Just what did our professor of New Testament contribute to in-depth discussions about national and global security? Click here to find out!
Mind-in-Heart Workshop
The Rev. Dr. Tilden Edwards and the Rev. Stuart Higginbotham, in partnership with The Beecken Center of The School of Theology, will lead a three-day workshop exploring models for contemplative leadership for ministry leaders from various contexts. Participants will create a space in which to reflect on an intentional leadership practice that nurtures a God-rooted, Christ-oriented, Spirit-nurtured engagement of God’s presence and call.
Last call for Alumni News
The fall issue of From the Mountain will feature outcomes—graduates and students of the seminary and The Beecken Center who are making a difference. You can be part of this issue by sending us your news! Did you have a change of employment, receive an award, marry the love of your life, or add a new member to the family? If so, email your announcement to softnews@sewanee.edu and it will be included in the alumni/ae news section. High-resolution digital photography is always welcome!
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