THE YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL NEWSOURCE

March 22, 2008

 

The Q Source is published weekly under the auspices of the office of the Dean of Students.  Notices of events and concerns of the community are included. All submissions must be signed and include a contact phone number or e-mail address.  Free classified ads are also printed for members of the YDS community; these must be kept as short as possible. The Q Source is now available online at http://www.yale.edu/divinity/Stu.QSource.html. All submissions must be e-mailed to danielle.tumminio@yale.edu  with “Q Source” in the subject line. All submissions must be in by 5:00 p.m. Friday.  No exceptions to deadlines will be made!!  The right to edit is reserved. –Danielle Elizabeth Tumminio, Editor

 

Academic Information

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YALE DIVINITY SCHOOL

Final Exam Schedule

Second Semester, 2007-2008

 

 

Monday, May 5

 

9:00 – noon

Rel. 600

O.T. Interpretation (J. Collins)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 600

 

Latourette S223

 

Rel. 600

 

Bushnell S200

2:00 - 4:00

Rel. 601

N.T. Interpretation (Attridge)

Great Hall

 

Rel. 601

 

Niebuhr Hall

 

Rel. 601

 

Latourette S223

 

Tuesday, May 6

 

9:00 – 11:00

Rel. 797

Eucharistic Prayers & Theology (Spinks)

Great Hall

9:00 – noon

Rel. 618

Intermediate Greek: Septuagint (Hultin)

Broholm S202

9:00 – noon

Rel. 726

Systematic Theology (Craigo-Snell)

Niebuhr Hall

2:00 – 3:30

Rel. 795

Anglican Theology/History Great Britain(McDowell)

Bushnell S100

2:00 – 4:00

Rel. 605

Elementary NT Greek (Brand)

Latourette S223

2:00 – 5:00

Rel. 829/

Theology of Plato & Aristotle (Hare)

Niebuhr Hall

2:00 – 5:00

Phil 705

Theology of Plato & Aristotle (Hare)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Wednesday, May 7

 

9:00 – 11:00

Rel. 723

Music in Western Christian Tradition (Fassler)

Great Hall

9:00 – 11:00

Rel. 837

Modern Masterpieces in Art/Architecture (Cook)

Latourette S223

2:00 – 5:00

Rel. 759

Biblical Interpretation of Early Church (Martens)

Latourette S223

2:00 – 5:00

Rel. 674

Intermediate Hebrew II (Hoffer)

Bushnell S104

 

Thursday, May 8

 

9:00 - noon

Rlst 113/

Religious Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)

downtown

 

Rel. 713

Religious Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)

downtown

9:00 - noon

Rel. 677

Advanced Biblical Hebrew: Poetry (Baden)

Bushnell S101

2:00 – 3:00

Rel. 739

Religion in American Society since 1870 (Balmer)

Niebuhr Hall

 

Friday, May 9

 

9:00 – noon

Rel. 729

Survey of Medieval Latin Lit. (Johnson)

RSV Rm S200

2:00 – 5:00

Rel. 604

Elementary Biblical Hebrew (Hoffer)

Bushnell S100

2:00 – 5:00

Rel. 700/

Reformation Europe: 1450-1700 (C. Eire)

downtown

2:00 – 5:00

Hist 215

Reformation Europe: 1450-1700 (C. Eire)

downtown

 

 

 


YALE UNIVERSITY DIVINITY SCHOOL

409 Prospect Street

New Haven, Connecticut 06511

203-432-5311

 

BIBLICAL HEBREW, N.T. GREEK or ECCLESIASTICAL LATIN

SUMMER 2008

 

TO:                  Students enrolling in Elementary Biblical Hebrew,

                        Elementary N.T. Greek or Ecclesiastical Latin

 

FROM:            Detra J. Mac Dougall, Registrar, Yale Divinity School

 

The Elementary Biblical Hebrew, Elementary N.T. Greek and Ecclesiastical Latin courses will be offered May 27 - July 8, 2008.  Junius Johnson, (junius.johnson@yale.edu) will teach Ecclesiastical Latin.  Elementary Biblical Hebrew and Elementary N.T. Greek (TBA)All three courses will meet Monday through Friday mornings 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Each course is fully comparable in scope and intent with two semesters of language work taken during a regular academic year and earns six hours of credit. 

There is a $300 deposit, which will be credited toward the $2,200 tuition fee for each course, due with the registration form.  Either class may be cancelled if less than four students have enrolled in it by May 9.

Tuition charges for students who drop out of summer language programs:

Before the end of the first week

$300 deposit (06/03)

Before the middle of the course

Half tuition (06/16)

After the middle of the course

Full tuition

This course is graded on the H, H-, HP+, HP, HP-, P, F grading system.  If you want to take this on the Credit/No Credit grading system, a form is available from the Registrar’s Office, which must be signed by the instructor of the course.  This form is due by June 9th  at the latest.

If you drop the course before the middle of the semester (June 18), the course will not appear on your transcript.

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TO:                  Detra J. Mac Dougall

                        Registrar

 

Please enroll me in the intensive Elementary Biblical Hebrew ______ , Elementary N.T. Greek ______, or Ecclesiastical Latin ______ course to be offered this summer (2008) at Yale Divinity School.  I am enclosing my $300 deposit.

 

Student ID #:    ___________________  MDiv. _____   MAR (Gen.)____   (Conc.) _____

Name:              ____________________________________________________________

 

Address:           ____________________________________________________________

Telephone:        ______________________/email:  _______________________________

Present academic affiliation or occupation (if other than Yale Divinity School)

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GRADUATE FELLOWSHIPS

 

 

          Each year the faculty awards three graduate fellowships (the Day, Hooker, and Dwight Fellowships) to those members of the graduating class who have completed at least two years of residency at Yale Divinity School, have acquired such proficiency in theological studies as best to qualify them for doctoral work, and who have been admitted to a doctoral program in this country or elsewhere.  The grants have varied in size from one thousand to thirty-five hundred dollars.

          Applications are available in Dean Wilson’s Office, Seabury first floor, and should be returned to Grace Chao, Room N122, no later than Friday, April 15, 2008.

 

Lectures and Events

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Blessing the Nations in the 21st Century: A 3D Approach to Apostolic Ministry:   Dr. Rick Love, former international director of Frontiers, is presently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale Center for Faith and Culture's Reconciliation Program. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

Rehabilitation of Mission History in Academia: Writing the History of the Maryknoll Society:  Dr. Angelyn Dries, O.S.F., professor of mission history and Danforth Humanities Chair at Saint Louis University in Missouri. The lecture begins at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, April 4 in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. Bring a light lunch at 12:15 p.m.

Coffee will be provided. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

 

 

 

The Two Great Awakenings: Jonathan Edwards vs. Charles Finney-Implications for Evangelistic Practice Today:  Dr. Nak-Heong Yang is professor of church history at Korea Theological Seminary and a visiting scholar at Yale Divinity School. The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in OMSC Great Commission Hall, Overseas Ministries Study Center, 490 Prospect Street, New Haven. For lecture details or directions, visit www.OMSC.org (What's New?) or call (203) 624-6672, ext. 315.

 

The Asia Society cordially invites you to a discussion entitled, “Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Iran, Israel and the United States.”  Speakers will be  Daniel Levy, Senior Fellow and Director of the Middle East Policy Initiative, New America Foundation, Walter Russell Mead, Henry A. Kissinger Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, and Trita Parsi, President and Founder, National Iranian American Council and Author.  Suzanne DiMaggio, Director of Asian Social Issues Program at the Asia Society will be serving as the moderator.  Tensions between Iran and the U.S. and Israel are mainstays of today's news, but this was not always the case.  In the years before the Iranian Revolution, these three countries had developed a far reaching strategic alliance.  How and why have relations changed between these three nations? Please join us for a comprehensive discussion on the history of tri-lateral relations between these countries, the origins of the rivalry between Iran-Israel and Iran -U.S., possibilities for deescalating tensions, and other pertinent issues.  You can join us at Asia Society's New York Headquarters or online via live Webcast, to discuss these and other pertinent issues.  Internet listeners will be able to ask questions and offer comments via email during the webcast.  Please send your questions to moderator@asiasociety.org.  Copies of Treacherous Alliance will be available for purchase and signing.  This program will occur on Thursday, March 27, 2008.  At 12:00-12:30 pm a buffet lunch will be served.  The program will run from 12:30-1:30 at the Asia Society and Museum, 725 Park Avenue, New York City

 

Music That Makes Community Conference: Join us at Trinity Wall Street - St. Paul's Chapel this spring to learn how to introduce a new and very ancient kind of music in your parish.  "Paperless" music is taught and sung by memory. Making use of elements like repetition, round, and call-and response, it is accessible to the widest range of singers in any size congregation.  These songs allow congregations to focus on listening to one another, being attentive to the Holy Spirit and singing from their hearts. Music that Makes Community is designed specifically for clergy, musicians, and lay people who want to learn how to lead music effectively without the use of hymnals or other printed materials. Our time together will be both practical and theoretical.  Participants will learn the skills involved in selecting and leading "paperless" music, and will have the opportunity to practice these skills. Come join a diversely rich group of colleagues with expert leaders and experience a music that connects people to each other!  Learn more about the conference and register at: http://www.allsaintscompany.org/events/view/music_that_makes_community/Dates: April 24-26, 2008; location: Trinity Wall Street - St. Paul's Chapel, NYC; cost: $250 Tuition; contact: info@allsaintscompany.org 415-558-6958

 

Call for Submissions for Practical Matters: Practical Matters, a new online peer-reviewed journal designed to ask and provoke questions about religious practice and practical theology, is now accepting submissions on the theme of Imagination.  We are a multimedia, transdisciplinary journal out of the Emory   University Graduate Division of Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc.  Submissions should help us see interesting and/or novel connections between imagination and religious practice, past or present, in any context or tradition. That could take many possible forms - e.g. showing the relationship of imagination to ritual or religious community, exploring types of imagination (religious, theological, moral, pastoral, political), helping to clarify the connections between religion and artistic process, revealing dangers or perversions of imagination, etc.  Submissions from diverse disciplinary perspectives are encouraged.   This includes, but is not limited to, work originating in religious studies, theology, history, ethics, anthropology, literature, cultural studies, sociology, psychology, political science, philosophy, media studies, the arts, journalism, or the sciences.  We also encourage work about and from diverse religious traditions.  We welcome submissions of traditional academic papers and critical essays, but also are encouraging the submission of multimedia scholarship. This might include film, video, soundscape, new media, photography, art or performance, among other possible media. Do note that although exploring the possibilities of multimedia scholarship is part of our mission, we also are committed to working with scholars of varying levels of technical proficiency.  The submission deadline is May 30, 2008. For further information and submission guidelines, please visit: http://web.mac.com/practical.matters/Practical_Matters/Submissions_Guidelines.html

 

Prison Visit: For the past two years, the Yale Committee on Social Justice (YCSJ) has coordinated visits from the YDS community to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility to worship with the inmates and visit with them in the Regional Medical Unit (RMU) of the prison. Debra Slade has coordinated these visits as she has been a volunteer there for several years. This may be of particular interest to you if you are thinking about working in the area of prison ministry or with ex-offenders in the community. Bedford Hills Correctional Facility is the only maximum security prison for women in New York State and is located in Westchester County about one hour and 15 minutes from New Haven.  The visit will take place on Saturday, April 19th, leaving New Haven at 7:00 AM and returning around 3:30 PM. There is also a possibility that you would be able to return sooner depending on whether we are able to stay until 11 AM or Noon. In the past, students have carpooled together.  Please email Debra Slade your interest in going along with your full name, address and telephone number which she will need to obtain the gate clearance. Also, please let her know if you play any musical instrument and whether you would be interested in doing this during the worship service. In order to go, you will need to attend an orientation which will be held on a Tuesday before April 19th. In order to enter the prison, you will need to present a picture identification -- driver's license or passport.  Please contact Debra if you have any questions at debra.slade@yale.edu.  Thank you.

 

Book Publication Party: To the entire YDS/BDS/ISM community: Join with us in celebration as we congratulate our beloved faculty and
emeriti on their literary and artistic accomplishments in this academic
year!  This party will occur on Tuesday, March 25 in the Common Room from 4:30-6.
(Champagne and hors d'oeuvres served beginning at 4:30;
Program begins at 5:30).  Honoring the work of: Randall Balmer, Christopher Beeley, Teresa Berger, Adela Collins, Martin Jean, Willis Jenkins, Jaime Lara, Lamin Sanneh,
Christian Scharen, Bryan Spinks, Thomas Troeger, and Nicholas Wolterstorff.

 

YIISA: The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism
Antisemitism in Comparative Perspective Seminar Series presents Professor David Cesarani History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London
"Muslims are not the new Jews:  Comparing Islamophobia and antisemitism in
Britain and Europe"
on Thursday, March 27 at 4:15pm at ISPS, Room A-002, 77 Prospect Street.  Additionally, on March 26, David Harris President of the American Jewish Committee will speak on the topic, "Global Challenges for Jewish Diplomacy."  This talk will occur at 7pm at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale.  For more information: www.yale.edu/yiisa.

 

The Sacramental Winers and the Women's Center are jointly
organizing a clothing swap to happen here, at YDS.  Bring to the Common Room
all those clothes you no longer wear (2 or more years without  wearing = you're
not gonna wear it again, so face it) on Wednesday, March 26 and Thursday March
27 from 11-1:30 in the Common Room.
  Drop off your old clothes and find some new-to-you stuff to spice up your
closet and your life.  All the clothes that are left will be donated to a worthy
cause.  Come and bring your clothes!  You can bring clothes to donate both days.  Both
dudes' and gals' stuff welcome.  Accessories and shoes also welcome.
Questions?  Email johanna.johnson@yale.edu or rebecca.lenn@yale.edu.

 

You are cordially invited to The Barwick Lecture to be delivered by Gretchen
Berland, MD, Professor of Medicine at Yale University, the MacArthur Genius
award winner for her film Rolling, on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
in the Beaumont Room on 333 Cedar Street.  The presentation is entitled: Film: A Windo Into Our Patients’ Lives.  Does it matter?”  Documentary films increasingly impact what people know about medicine and society. The development of relatively affordable, accessible and reliable digital technology has made it possible for patients to use cameras on their own, allowing them to tell and show their own stories
directly to the public and policy-makers, often revealing there are aspects
of knowledge that are best communicated by visual means. The use of film as
a tool for research and advocacy poses new challenges and opportunities for
the medical community.  We hope you are able to attend and please bring your friends and colleagues.  Thank you ever so much.  Thomas P. Duffy, MD
Program Director

 

School Information: I want to let the Yale Divinity Community know about Saint James Christian Academy. It is the school that both of my children attend in New Haven. Saint James it is close to the Divinity School, about seven minutes by car and it is a great Christian learning environment for children from pre-k, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade. This is their first year open and next year they will go up to 3rd grade. Contact information is as follows: Blanca Rosa Little, Director.  St. James' Christian Academy
62 East Grand Avenue, New Haven, Ct.  06513.  telephone: (203) 903 – 0512; fax: (203) 469 – 0564; web page: www.stjameschristianacademy.org.

 

 

 

 

 

Classifieds

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For Sale/For Free:

 

Free Christian Subscriptions: I'm writing on behalf of Marshall Shelley and Brian Larson from the Leadership Media Group at Christianity Today International.  Leadership includes a quarterly journal, but also many other online resources that help church ministry leaders by providing spiritual wisdom, the insights of experience, and practical tools for following Christ faithfully and effectively.  We'd love to introduce a few of our resources to students as they prepare for ministry. Specifically, we'd like to give students this semester a gift of over $125, which includes the following:

6-months free to PreachingToday.com (http://preachingtoday.com)

6-months free to BuildingChurchLeaders.com (http://buildingchurchleaders.com)

6-months free to SmallGroups.com (http://smallgroups.com)

2 free issues of Leadership journal (http://www.christianitytoday.com/leaders)

Students, go online and take advantage of all or any of these free offers for your ministry. No risk. No obligation.  Blessings, Sarah Baldwin

 

Housing:

 

Sublet Available/Year-Long Rental Available: Furnished third-floor room with separate kitchen and bathroom available to sublet as early as April 12, 2008 through August 14, 2008 for $700/month (utilities included)--with the option of signing a year-lease from August 14 on. Address: 166 East Rock Rd. Windows provide plenty of light from a gorgeous southern exposure that overlooks the well-kept backyard gardens of the landlord couple occupying the ground and second floors (contributions to landlord's compost are welcome). A door separates the third floor stairwell from the rest of the house. Kitchen and bathroom are shared with a quiet apartment-mate who lives in a separate room across the hall.  Wireless internet is available for an additional $15/month. Furnishings include: wide drafting desk, antique dresser, and love seat (very comfortable!). Top-notch futon mattress plus frame available for additional purchase (mattress never used as a couch, only as a bed, so it's not misshapen or lumpy).Please contact pat.kearns@gmail.com for more information!

 

Off-Campus Housing Assistance: We have helped students find off campus housing for many years. We would love to give the following info to any students that are looking for rentals for the academic and year and longer.  E-mail vacancybusters@yahoo.com or call 203-865-7368.  You can also visit www.ctrent.net to view our listings.  We are opened Monday-Fridays 9-5 and Saturdays from 10-2 and Sunday by appointment.  Thank you, Fran DeMaio

 

Housing Needed for YDS Prospective Students: Hello YDS Community:  Next week YDS will be hosting a group of prospective students from Morehouse College.  At this point 17 students will be arriving on campus on Monday evening and staying through the afternoon on Tuesday.  The group has requested housing, but given their numbers, I am a little short on options.  I realize it is spring break next week, but if anyone anticipates being in New Haven and would like to host one of the young men visiting from Morehouse College on Monday evening please call me (432-7603), e-mail me (melissa.pucci@yale.edu), or stop by my office.  Thank you, Melissa Pucci

 

House Sitter Needed in August: House sitting in Bethany, August 1-August 21.  Old 3 bedroom farmhouse with in-ground swimming pool, vegetable garden, and relaxed, friendly 10 year-old yellow lab.  Pay is negotiable.  Please email Arthur or Kate Latimer at kmlatimer@aol.com.

 

Sublet Available: Fully furnished summer sublet available: one bedroom of a charming two-story two-bedroom townhouse.  $1800 for the whole term (May 15- August 31) plus utilities ($515/month).  Located on Prospect St. at Division.  The apartment has hardwood floors throughout, a spacious living room, big windows, treed views, renovated kitchen and bath.  Bedroom furnishing includes: double bed, desk, dresser, bedside table.   Parking available.  24-hour maintenance service.  Renting for May 15th through August 31st.  500$ security deposit.  Tenants pay electric and gas bills and if desired, phone, Internet and  cable.  Please email sarah.stewart-kroeker@yale.edu for more information.

 

Wanted: Student/s to dog and house sit during the 2008-2009 school year: Couple preferred, single person possible. We live on Edgehill Road less than a mile fromYale Divinity School in a large, comfortable house across from Edgerton Park.  We have two dogs, a 12 year old  brittany and a 6 year old cavalier King Charles spaniel, both super friendly with people.   We need asitter for the following periods of time: 1. Sept. 4 through Sept. 20, 2007.  2.  early January, 2009 (or even, if possible, just after Christmas, 2008) through early March, 2009 (approximately 9 – or 10 -- weeks), and 3. mid-March, one additional week, not sure of dates yet.   Requirements: 1) must love dogs, and be used to caring for them; 2) must be responsible and reliable; 3) must be willing and able to spend much of the time not in class at home with the dogs.   If you are interested, please email Barbara at barblev@hotmail.comTell me a bit about yourself/selves, your experience with dogs and/or house sitting, and include your phone number and a good time to reach you.  Thanks!

 

Cat and Dog Sitter Needed: My two Tibetan Terriers and my elderly diabetic cat need an attentive companion to stay with them June 22-July 6 and again one week in early August. Our cozy little house is in West Hartford, walking distance to high-end suburban amenities and a short drive to country and city life.   We need a person who doesn't smoke, who has a car in case of emergency, and who can make a firm commitment to cover one or both (ideally) of the times I will be far away. Pay is generous. References requested for those I don't know. Please e-mail ellen.wittmann@yale.edu.  Thank you for reading this notice!

 

Employment:

 

Applications and job descriptions for Resource Assistant in the Ministry Resource Center are available by contacting Director, Carolyn Hardin Engelhardt, carolynhardin.engelhardt@yale.edu, to indicate your interest in knowing more and applying for positions in the Fall, 2008.  The Center is staffed 10-3 Monday-Friday.  This is a great opportunity for learning more about resources while helping students and congregations with their resource needs.  Express your interest right away!

 

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2008 teaching positions.  We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from any discipline.  We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.    Summer teaching positions with the Institute offer the opportunity to:   * Earn more than $6000 during the summer.  Teachers typically earn between $550 and $700 per week while teaching. * Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.  * Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.   The Institute is an educational service provider that teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across the United States.  Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature.    We hire people who:  have strong reading skills and read for pleasure, have a bachelor’s degree in any discipline, are responsible and hard working, have good communication and organization skills, will be patient and supportive with students, and have regular access to a reliable car   We welcome you to submit an on-line application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at our website:http://www.readingprograms.org/teachingjobs/?dept=YALUREL

 

 

Worship Opportunities

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Easter Sunday at Center Church New Haven: Come and celebrate Easter with us at 10am in our beautiful meeting house.  Come hear beautiful music and challenging words of Scripture and sermon.  All are welcome to celebrate with us the mystery of the resurrection. 

                                

Easter at the University Church!  10:30 am: Ecumenical worship at the University Church. Battell Chapel (corner of Elm & College). A service of Word, Table and Baptism with The Rev. Martha Highsmith, Pastor of the University Church and Deputy Secretary of the University, preaching.

 

Easter Rejoicing Service at Marquand: Friends, I invite you to mark your calendars with the important date of the Easter Rejoicing Service on March 31st at 7pm in Marquand.  As always, all are welcome!