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“It's a question of how big the split really is. If you listen to the people from the right you'd think the church is split right down the middle. Well, it isn't... We are losing some, but we're being pared down so we'll be stripped down to a real working level, the basics. And there'll be a new resurgence of life and strength.” Aaron Manderbach, BKD '37, Dec. 15, 2007, The Ridgefield (CT) Press, in the article “Rev. Aaron Manderbach, 95, to be feted today.”


"No one can force us to live according to the laws of the new Christmas. We can make our own choices." Teresa Berger, professor of liturgical studies, December 12, 2007, Scripps Howard News Service, in the article “How we changed the Twelve Days of Christmas.”


"He's not taking this strong-armed, 'we-are-better-than-you' approach. He is a world citizen," Elizabeth Junod '89 M.Div., Dec. 11, 2007, The (NJ) Record, in the article “Mom of 3 finds time for Obama.”


"Chris is a totally inspirational figure. He is one of the few people I know who lives a life totally consistent with his beliefs. Those very attributes that he exhibited on the basketball court are the very same qualities that enabled him to be successful in life." Princeton Director of Athletics Gary Walters, in reference to Christopher Thomforde '74 M.Div., Nov. 26, 2007, Daily Princetonian, in the article “Former star forgoes hoops for higher calling.”



"This is justice in the most basic sense, which is giving to each his or her due. It really means taking careful account of the concrete realities of the persons involved -- what their capacities involved are, what their own wishes and choices are, what their own limitations are." Margaret Farley, Gilbert L. Stark Professor Emerita of Christian Ethics, Dec. 7, 2007, The Courier-Journal (KY), in the article “Nun honored for book on sexual ethics, Yale scholar receives Grawemeyer Award.”



Peter Martens, visiting assistant professor of theology, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for 2008-09, which he will use in support of his translation of a 5th century CE Greek treatise, Hadrian's "Introduction to the Divine Scriptures." A substantial interpretive essay will accompany the translation. He will locate Hadrian's introduction to the Christian Bible in three contexts: the larger Jewish-Christian dialogue in late antiquity; the larger field of late antique classical scholarship; other introductions to Scripture that were written by early Christians. The book is part of Martens's continuing project to narrate the birth of scriptural interpretation in early Christianity and will build upon his study of Origen of Alexandria's vision of the ideal interpreter of Scripture.

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