Eugenia Constantinou, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, presented two papers at the Annual Society of Biblical Literature conference in Atlanta, November 20-22, 2010. One paper, presented to the History of Interpretation Section, was entitled, “‘One in Christ’ But Multivalent in Meaning: The Creative Use of Galatians 3:27-28 in the Theological Controversies of the Early Church.” Another paper, for the Lamentations Section, was entitled, “Lamentations for the Lord: Preserving a Pagan Past in the Modern Mourning Rituals of Orthodox Great Friday?” She also presided over a meeting of the Bible in the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox Tradition Section.
Aaron Gross, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, was elected to the national board of the Society for Jewish Ethics January 2011.
Lance E. Nelson, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, is the author of an article on "Liberation" in the new Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism (Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010). In November of 2010, Dr. Nelson was an invited panelist for a discussion of Michelle Voss Roberts' new book Dualities: A Theology of Difference at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies.
Karma Lekshe Tsomo, PhD, Theology and Religious Studies, published an article titled “Lao Buddhist Women: Quietly Negotiating Religious Authority” in the Buddhist Studies Review and a review of Lori R. Meeks’ Hokkeji and the Reemergence of Female Monastic Orders in Premodern Japan in the Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient / Journal d'Histoire Economique et Sociale de l'Orient. A chapter on “Peace in Vajrayana” was published in the International Handbook of the Cultures of Peace and a chapter titled “Awakenings: Educating Himalayan Buddhist Nuns” appeared in Bhikkhuni Education in Contemporary Society.