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THRS Faculty News: December 2009

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Eugenia Scarvelis Constantinou, Ph.D., recently presented three papers at national conferences. The first paper was given at the American Academy of Religion Conference in Montreal, Quebec on November 7, entitled “The Use and Influence of Pseudo-Dionysios in the Apocalypse Commentary of Andrew of Caesarea.” She also presented two papers at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature held on November 21-24 in New Orleans: “Icon and Interpretation: Visual Theology and the Hebrew Bible in Eastern Christian Iconography,” and “Banned from the Lectionary: Excluding the Apocalypse of John from the Orthodox New Testament Canon.”

Bahar Davary, Ph.D., published her book Women and the Qur'an: A Study in Islamic Hermeneutics (Mellen Press, 2009). This book has been awarded The Adele Mellen Prize for its distinguished contribution to scholarship.

Louis Komjathy, Ph.D., Theology and Religious Studies, served as presider for a panel on Daoist internal alchemy sponsored by the Daoist Studies Group of the American Academy of Religion, a program unit for which he is the founding co-chair.

ContactMichelle Morris | michellemorris@sandiego.edu | (619) 260-4525