April 13, 2008


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Academic Information




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)



Rel. 713

Religious Ethics & Modern Moral Issues (Outka)


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)


2:00 – 5:00

Hist 215

Reformation Europe: 1450-1700 (C. Eire)






409 Prospect Street

New Haven, Connecticut 06511






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, ( 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.


TO:                  Detra J. Mac Dougall



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)


From the Registrar's Office: Switch in courses for 2008-09 calendar—Joel Baden will be offering a course on Genesis 1-11 in the fall and the Joshua course which is currently listed for fall in the spring.


CPE Opportunity: The Center for Pastoral Services at the Emory Healthcare Center in Atlanta has some openings for its CPE programs in 2008-09. For more information, see the attached letter and check out the brochure in the CPE binders located in the Office of Supervised Ministries.


  Summer CPE Unit Available: Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL has an opening        for this Summer's CPE Unit.  Financial support is available for students relocating to the area for the summer.


Perkins Fellowship Available: Each year Bridwell Library of the Perkins School of Theology offers six one-month fellowships of independent study. Three fellowships are open to scholars researching any subject covered by the Library's collections. Two are set aside for active and retired ministers. One is reserved for research in Methodism and related areas.  All are designed to encourage in-depth use of the Library's collections for study and research.  The program is open to all active scholars from Ph.D. students to retired professors, and to religious leaders of all faiths.  Each fellowship comes with a stipend of $2,500 which is meant to help defray research and living expenses during the tenure of the award.  Fellows traveling from outside of Dallas/Fort Worth may also receive up to $800 additional reimbursement for travel.  The deadline to apply for a fellowship is May 1, 2008. For more information on this program for yourself, or someone you know, please see the Bridwell Library web site at


CLC Coordinators 2008-2009: Congratulations and best wishes to Delfin Bautista and John Boyles upon their selection as Community Life Committee (CLC) Co-Coordinators for the 2008-2009 academic year.  We are grateful to John and Delfin for their willingness to serve the Divinity School community in this significant way, and we look forward with joyful anticipation to their able leadership of the CLC next year.  Delfin and John, our prayers and hopeful thoughts are with you as you prepare to offer leadership in this community through the CLC.  Congratulations, and thank you!  Dale Peterson, Dean of Students


Post-Graduation Use of the Ministry Resource Center: Ministry Resource Center invites you to use the resources after graduation by being a member at a distance.  Ask us more details.  There are not Resource Centers everywhere you may live but we can serve you by email, phone, and shipping resources to you.  Get a membership!



Lectures and Events



Yale Divinity School Initiative on Religion, Science, and Technology announces Charles H. Townes, winner of the Nobel Prize and the Templeton Prize will speak on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:30 in Niebuhr.


To Students, Faculty, Staff of Yale Divinity School (and their communities of faith)---On Sunday, April 27th  from 12:30-3pm, hundreds of people from diverse faith traditions will gather on the quadrangle of Yale Divinity School for the 2nd Annual Interfaith Solidarity on Global Climate Change event.  The event, which is organized and sponsored by students at the Divinity and Forestry Schools, attempts to build bridges of religious environmentalism between Yale and faith communities in the wider Hew Haven area by facilitating a festive venue for celebration, education, networking, and public meditation.  Last year’s event was extremely successful, and over 250 people participated in live music, free food from Claire’s Cornercopia, tree planting, workshops, information sessions, children’s activities, and a centering meditation on the role of faith in the environmental crisis.  There were activities for the kids and water bowls for the dogs (leashes please).  We’re expecting this year’s event to draw even more people.  The Yale Earth Care Committee extends its warmest invitation to you and to all members of your faith community for whom environmental issues are a central concern of faith.  Please help us by spreading the word about this unique opportunity.  Time-related details are below.  Lunch 12:30-1:30; Interfaith Meditation 1:30-2pm; Workshops 2-3pm.


Bach in Marquand: A noontime concert of Bach cantatas with textual commentary and reflections by Thomas H. Troeger, J. Edward and Ruth Cox Lantz Professor of Christian Communication.  Aus der Tiefe BWV 131 and Weinen, Klagen BWV 12 directed by Judith Malafronte.  Monday, April 14 at noon.


The Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism A Jewish Leadership Response to Contemporary Antisemitism Mini-Seminar Series presents Abraham Foxman National Director, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) "The Deadliest Lies: Conspiracy Theories About Jews" on Wednesday, April 16 at 7:00 pm at the Slifka Center.


The Parish as a Sexualized Workplace: A lunch conversation about Ministry.  Monday, April 14, 12:30-1:30 p.m.  Room S-202Do you have concerns about the parish as a sexualized workplace, or other related issues including safety for clergywomen, parishioners sexualizing the pastoral relationship, and ways to maintain boundaries?  These questions will be addressed from the woman's perspective during a lunch conversation this Monday, April 14, beginning at 12:30 p.m.  Taking part in the conversation will be The Rev. Maria LaSala, Co-Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in New Haven, and The Rev. Sara Lamar-Sterling, Pastor at First and Summerfield United Methodist Church in New Haven.  The conversation is open to women and men, but please note that this will be a conversation centered around women's experience.  Lunch will be served.  Please send me a note ( to say that you are planning to be there, and so that enough food can be prepared.


The Yale Divinity School Visiting Fellows Program welcomes....Darnell L. Moore who will speak about   "Theorizing the 'Black body' as a Site of Trauma: Implications for Theologies of Embodiment.”  Monday, April 14th, 7PM - Jonathan Edwards Dining Room.  Reception will follow


From the Bookstore:  A reminder about saving big bucks on books!  In conjunction with the SBS's annual week-long sale later this month, we are offering a special month-long sale on books from Westminster John Knox and Eerdmans Publishing:  30% off  WJK commentaries and reference books, and 30% off all Eerdmans backlist (everything except the brand new Spring books).  You must order these books by use of the WJK and Eerdmans order forms available in the Bookstore throughout the month of April.  Order forms are due back to the SBS by April 30th.  Don't miss the opportunity to take advantage of these rare offers!  Any questions?  Check with us in the Bookstore








Humanitarian Financial Assistance Needed: Dear Divinity School Community, The extended family of a member of our community is in need of humanitarian financial assistance.  The circumstances are unusual and the situation crosses international barriers.  If you would like to offer financial assistance in this matter, you may do so through the Church of the Holy Spirit, Episcopal, in West Haven, which is receiving and dispersing funds on behalf of this family in need.  The pastor of the church is The Reverend Dexter Cheney, the office phone number is 203-934-3437, and the church's mailing address is 28 Church Street, West Haven, CT 06516.  If you would like to know more about the situation, I invite you to contact me directly by email at or by phone at 432-5310;  in either case the communication will be private and confidential.  I recognize the uniqueness of this general appeal, but the situation is one of immediate need and it may be that you would like to assist in meeting this need.  Thank you.  Yours truly, Dale Peterson, Dean of Students


For Sale/For Free:


Furniture for Sale: Because I'm moving to Boston after graduation and would like some extra cash to do so, I am selling the furniture contents of my modest Bellamy apartment!  I am pretty flexible with the prices and some items include: fairly new pull-out couch, love seat, various coffee/end tables, matching desk, bureau, and armoire, TV stand, as well as anything else you might need that I now own.  I can provide digital pictures upon request, or you can also arrange a time to stop by to check out the goods.  I can be reached at  Thanks, Kate


Furniture for Sale: I am moving and selling the following items.  Please email or phone me if interested - I will email photos upon request.  Thanks, Megan (; Ikea mirrored wardrobe - $70; Ikea solid pine corner tv bench with shelves; $55 Ikea solid pine end table - $25 Large oak china buffet/hutch with four glass shelves - $135; Antique solid maple 6 drawer chest - $120 Small round metal table - $5; Metal twin bed frame with wheels - $5 Misc. bookcases $5-10 Misc. framed prints - $3-6 Large coffee table with lower shelf ; $5 Solid wood bedside table with two shelves - $3




Sublet: I am subletting my room in fully furnished third floor apt of house for June/July (August if you need it). You will also have access to a common room, bath, cooking needs, backyard with garden, basement with free washer/dryer, storage place. It is a very nice 1892 Victorian house at 192 Mansfield St., a short walk to the Div School and downtown. Rent is 440 per month with low utilities. Email  Pics and more info is available!


Sublet Available: Socheata and I are looking to sublet our apartment from June through Aug.   Rent is negotiable.  1.5 blocks from YDS; One big bedroom, All furnished; Bedroom ceiling fan; Large common room; Dining table that seats 12; Fancy TV for screening way more doc films than is healthy.  Thanks, Charles Vogl


Summer Sublet: I'm looking for someone (or a couple) to sublet my basement studio on Park Street from June 1 - September 1. Rent is 800/mo, heat and hot water included.  The apartment is a Yale University property, and is located downtown right next door to shops, restaurants, museums, theater, etc.  Please email if interested or to come and take a look.


Sublet Available: 283 Ogden St, minutes from Divinity School! Unique, architect-designed 2-bedroom guesthouse on grounds of old estate; hardwood floors; exquisite views; on Yale Shuttle; garage; handicap access; central air-conditioning; stove/refrigerator; washer/dryer. Simply beautiful!   Available 7/1/08 or sooner.  $2300/month. Photos on request.


Sublet Available: Room available starting June 1 in a community house near Albertus Magnus College.  House is owned by a YDS graduate who is a wonderful, flexible, attentive landlord.  15 minutes walk to the Divinity School, 5 minutes from the Yale Shuttle line.  Free parking (both on and off the street).  Free washer/dryer in the house.  This cosy bedroom is in a nice, dry finished basement and has one west-facing window that gets the afternoon sunlight.  Walls are currently bright blue but can be repainted.  Fabulous marble-tiled bathroom shared with one other person.  First floor common areas include living room, dining room, and big awesome kitchen.  Great for entertaining.  Lots of storage space and a full backyard.  And yes, the house is lavender with purple trim and a white picket fence.  Rent is $475 plus 1/4 of utilities. Option to either sublet for the summer or take over the lease for the next year.  For photos or more information, please contact


Summer Sublet with opportunity to renew lease in August: Two Bedroom apartment in East Haven available beginning the June 1st or last week of May. The apartment has two medium sized bedrooms with a large living/dining room, kitchen and bathroom. Located in a family neighborhood in East Haven, just six miles from Yale University and New Haven. Two amazing land-persons (the land lady loves to give you food) and great rent. $925 a month plus gas and electric and free cable. Great price when shared by two or perfect for a couple (great place for children).  Please contact Jason at


Downtown Studio/Summer Sublet with option to stay next year: I'm looking for someone (or a couple) to sublet my basement studio on Park Street from June 1 - September 1 (you can stay on next year, too, if you'd like). Rent is 800/mo, heat and hot water included.  The apartment is a Yale University property, and is located downtown right next Chapel Street and Broadway shops, restaurants, museums, theater, etc.Please email if interested or to come and take a look.


Room available in shared apartment: So many ads for summer sublets, but this one stands out above the rest!  Large bedroom (162 sq. ft. with an extra-large closet) available in a 3-bedroom apartment as a summer sublet (available immediately, $435/mo. +utilities) with a fall option on the lease.  The bright and sunny room has an unobstructed view from its private balcony and is sound-isolated from the other bedrooms in the apartment.   Wood-beamed dining room with skylight, fully-furnished kitchen, living room; coin-operated washer and dryer in the basement, shared off-street parking, Wi-Fi LAN access for internet, independent phone-line.  Near the corner of Orange and Edwards, by Yale Shuttle lines and Nica?s Market, a short walk to the Divinity School.  No pets, no smoking.  E-mail for more information.  Thanks!  Ray


Sublet Available: Beautiful, light-filled 2BR/1BA apartment 1 block from East Rock available for summer sublet starting July 1. The apartment has a working fireplace, hardwood floors throughout, a dining room, exposed brick, dishwasher, window A/C, covered assigned parking, and storage and laundry (coin-op) in the basement. The distance to the Yale shuttle stop is exactly 30 seconds.  The apartment is mostly furnished and dates are negotiable. Pictures available on request (must-see!).  Contact Linn at




THE BEST JOBS ON CAMPUS - AVAILABLE FOR NEXT YEAR!  Do you just love the feel and the smell of a new book?  Would you like to spend your afternoons surrounded by books?  Would you like the opportunity to build your own theological library, at a fraction of the retail cost?  Do you love meeting new people, and helping them find what they need? Are you committed to the concept of independent business? Would you like to work in the grooviest place on campus?  If so, a great job is waiting for you.  The Student Book Supply is now accepting applications for student positions in the Bookstore for academic year 2008-2009.  The ideal candidates will love books, be friendly and helpful, have good attention to detail, and have a flexible afternoon schedule.   Past experience in bookselling or other types of retail is helpful, but not required. Approximately 12 hours/week, more during busy periods. Some Saturdays may be required, as well as work shifts during breaks and reading weeks. Great working conditions, work study wage, and fabulous bookstore discounts!  For more information or for an application, call, e-mail, or stop by!


YDS Student Employment Opportunity: The Divinity School is looking for a student to work part-time this summer and during the 2008-2009 academic year to create web pages for Classes*v2.  The ideal candidate will have experience creating web pages using web and digital image editing programs.  Familiarity with Classes*v2 is also helpful.  The ability to work independently and experiment with new instructional technologies is highly desirable.  This is a terrific opportunity to integrate technology skills with theological education and to work with library staff and YDS faculty.  Hours are flexible (about 10 hours per week) and can be arranged to accommodate your summer vacation plans and class schedule.  If you are interested, please contact .



Worship Opportunities



This Week in Marquand:



Word and Worship:

Graduating Student 

Nick DiSalvatore, preaching



 The Promise of Transformation: 

A Trans Service led by the Coalition



Sung Morning Prayer,

Songs of the Americas

With poetry selected and read by Carmen Germino,

 Acting Director of Alumni Relations.



Word and Worship:

Graduating Student

Ian Skoggard. preaching, with

 worship leadership from the Reformed/UCC/DOC students



Community Eucharist

Celebrating the Gifts and Vocations of Asian/Asian-American Women

with the Yale Divinity Korean Association ,

Rev. Koonae Lee, Pastor of Southampton, NY, UMC, presiding.