November 25, 2006


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Academic Information






Final Exam Schedule

First Semester, 2006-2007


Monday, December 18


9-12 noon

O.T. Interpretation (Maier)

Niebuhr Hall/

Latourette S223

2-5 p.m.

Philosophy of Religion (Hare)


2-5 p.m.

Elementary N.T. Greek (Nongbri)

Wood Sem. Rm.


Tuesday, December 19


9-12 noon.

Ecclesiology, Ministry & Polity (Siladi)


2-3:30 p.m..

N.T. Interpretation (Swancutt)

Great Hall/Niebuhr Hall


Wednesday, December 20


9-11 a.m.

Systematic Theology (Volf)

Niebuhr Hall/Latourette

2-4 p.m.

Theological Ethics (Ogletree)

Niebuhr Hall


Thursday, December 21


9-12 noon

History of Xn. Theol. to 451 (Beeley)

Niebuhr Hall

2-5 p.m.

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Stokes)

S104 Bushnell


Friday, December 22


9-12 noon

Historical Jesus (A. Collins)


9-12 noon

Anglican Theol/Hist. II: ECUSA/Anglican (Sachs)

Niebuhr Hall

2-4 p.m.

Intermediate Hebrew (Hoffer)


2-5 p.m.

Foundations of Liturgical Studies (Lathrop)




From the Academic Dean and Registrar: Students are scheduled to meet with their faculty advisers sometime during the weeks of November 27-December 8 to discuss how the year has been going and course selection for spring.  Advisers have a copy of your transcript and for MDIV and MAR Comprehensive degree students a degree audit.  Online registration will take place beginning January 16.



Lectures and Events



Randall Balmer Examines the Religious Right At The Yale Bookstore on November 29:  Randall Balmer will be discussing and signing copies of his book, Thy Kingdom Come:  How the Religious Right Distorts the Faith and Threatens America on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 at 6:00 pm at The Yale Bookstore, 77 Broadway, New Haven, CT.


Christmas Fundraiser: Our annual Angel Tree Project will begin on Monday November 27th.  The Yale Black Seminarians in partnership with St. Matthews Free Will Church in New Haven have agreed to provide one hundred children with Christmas gifts for the coming Holiday season.  We are asking the entire YDS community to help make a child’s wish come true this Christmas by purchasing a gift. The Christmas tree in the common room is decorated with cards stating the name of each child and their individual wish.  As you take a card, please fill in your contact details on the list beside the tree.  There will be a member of YBS available between 11:00AM and 1:00PM in the common room to answer any questions.  We thank everyone in advance for helping to make this, another successful Angel Tree Project by making a child's life a little brighter this Christmas season.  If you have any questions please contact or


Asia Society cordially invites you to:  U.S. Policy toward South Asia, a conversation with Ambassador R. Nicholas Burns, Under Secretary for Political Affairs, U.S. Department of State.  Moderated by Dan Harris, Anchor/Correspondent, ABC News.    This event will take place on Monday, November 27, 2006, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street, New York.  Please register in advance.  $10 Members; $15 Nonmembers.  Advance registration and ticket purchase is required.  To purchase by credit card, please call the Box Office at 212-517-ASIA or send complete information by fax at 212-517-8315.  No Refunds, exchanges or cancellations.







Wanted: a Pianist or Organist to play for University Church worship on December 31st at 10:30 am in Battell Chapel. Stipend available.  Please contact Callista Isabelle, Associate Chaplain, if you will be in town and are interested in playing:, 432-1869. Thank you.


Request for Christmas House Sitting Services: Frank and Alison Chapman of 204 Edwards Street need a house sitter and dog walker from December 20 through January 3.  The sitter needs to feed and water the dog and cat, walk the dog twice daily, let the dog out into the fenced-in backyard for a few minutes two or three times a day, remove solids from cat box 4 times during the two weeks, and sleep in the house each night.  A cleaning service is responsible for house cleaning (except dishes).  They come once each week.  A professional dog care person will come twice a day to give the cat his insulin shot and give the dog extra walks.  The house is fully equipped with a lovely kitchen, washer and dryer, high capacity computers, scanners, DSL, color print, fax machine, and televisions.  The sitter’s room will be a comfortable guest bedroom with private bath.  Pay is $50 dollars per day.  Please contact Frank Chapman if interested.



Worship Opportunities



From the University Church:


Sunday, November 26
10:30 am - University Public Worship in Battell Chapel, with Callista Isabelle preaching.

8:00-8:30 PM - Evening Prayer in Dwight Chapel. An ecumenical, student-led candlelight service. All are welcome.

Wednesday, November 29
8:00-8:15 am - Morning Prayer in Battell Chapel. An ecumenical prayer service especially for Yale employees, grad/professional students, and other early birds!



Ordination Invitation from Rob Boulter: Rob Boulter will be ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests on Saturday, December, 16, 2006 at 11am at St. Paul’s Church, 661 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT.  Your prayers and presence are requested.  Clergy:  red stole.  Reception will follow.  Please RSVP to  Rob will preside at his first Eucharist at Grace Church in Norwalk at 10:00am on Sunday the 17th.