Category Archives: Faculty

GTS Professor Amy Lamborn Awarded Wabash Fellowship

GTS Professor Amy Lamborn Awarded Wabash Fellowship

The Rev. Dr. Amy Bentley Lamborn, Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology at The General Theological Seminary, has been awarded a Summer Research Fellowship by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion for her proposal, “Figuring the Self; Figuring the Sacred: Manuscript Revision.” The Fellowship helps support the careers of promising and committed new educators and scholars in religion and theology.

Funded by the Lilly Endowment, the prestigious Wabash Summer Fellowship awards $5,000 for five weeks of full-time scholarly research or writing.  Read more...

GTS Professor Clair McPherson Invited to Present New Scholarship on Nilus of Ancyra at International Congress on Medieval Studies

GTS Professor Clair McPherson Invited to Present New Scholarship on Nilus of Ancyra at International Congress on Medieval Studies

Tradition can be compared to the process of a relay race: the baton must be handed along, the runners must stay within their lanes, but the motion is forever forward. The next runner in the series always covers new ground.

This simile about tradition was devised by Nilus of Ancyra, an ascetic and prolific writer of the early fifth century CE, who is currently the research interest of the Rev.  Read more...

GTS Professors Deirdre Good and Robyn Neville to Participate in The Miriamic Procession

GTS Professors Deirdre Good and Robyn Neville to Participate in The Miriamic Procession

The Congregation of Saint Saviour presents

The Miriamic Procession
with Professors Phyllis Trible, Deirdre Good and Robyn Neville

Sunday, May 5, 2013

 

Cathedral House Conference Room at
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Avenue at 112th Street
New York, NY 10025

Registration Fee: $25.00 (includes lunch)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.: Registration and Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 p.m.: Course

The Miriamic Procession is both auditory and visual.  Read more...

CBS News Interviews Prof. Deirdre Good about the Virgin Mary

CBS News Interviews Prof. Deirdre Good about the Virgin Mary

Prof. Deirdre Good being interviewed in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd.

On Thursday, March 21, a crew from CBS News came to Chelsea Square to interview Dr. Deirdre Good, Professor of New Testament, for a feature about the Virgin Mary. During the hour-long interview by Martha Teichner, Prof. Good spoke about life at the time of Mary, the importance of the Annunciation, and many other aspects of Mary’s life and significance.  Read more...

Chaplain Reho Offers Plenary Event for New York Diocese Spanish Language Lenten Retreat

Chaplain Reho Offers Plenary Event for New York Diocese Spanish Language Lenten Retreat

Chaplain James Reho offered the plenary meditation/workshop for this year’s Spanish-language New York Diocesan Lenten retreat.  The retreat was held at La Iglesia Episcopal San Pedro (St. Peter’s) in Port Chester, NY.  This retreat, bringing together Hispanic/Latino Episcopalians from throughout the Diocese, was organized by the Revs. Hilario Albert (San Pedro), Bert Gandara (Iglesia de la Intercession), and Filomena Servellon (Santa Cruz, Kingston).  Chaplain Reho led the plenary meditation and workshop: ” Caminando con Jesus en sus Tentaciones” (Walking with Jesus in his Temptations), which incorporated a number of spiritual practices as well as some contemporary understandings of the traditional “temptations.”  Bishop Andrew Dietsche presided at the closing Eucharist, held in the church of San Pedro.    Read more...

Chaplain Reho Published on Kirtan Chanting in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

Chaplain Reho Published on Kirtan Chanting in Psychology Tomorrow Magazine

Chaplain James Reho has an article published in the current issue of Psychology Tomorrow entitled “Kirtan: Chanting the Names of God.” This piece explores spiritual, sociological, and scientific aspects of kirtan chanting, a form of mantric call-and-response chant used as a meditation practice by a growing population in the USA today. This work comes partly from Chaplain Reho’s successful work in liturgical renewal using kirtan at Trinity Cathedral, Miami.  Read more...

Korean Student Reviews New Translation of Prof. Wright’s Volume of Patristic Commentaries on Scripture

Korean Student Reviews New Translation of Prof. Wright’s Volume of Patristic Commentaries on Scripture

Jae Chung, a Master of Divinity student at General Seminary, has written a moving appreciation of a new translation into Korean of Emeritus Professor J. Robert Wright’s Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, a volume on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs.

The series is a post-critical revival of the early biblical commentary tradition among the early Church Fathers and Mothers known as the glossa ordinaria, in which commentators on Scripture would interpret the meaning of a word or text in such a way as to encourage theological reflection and spiritual reading.  Read more...

Presiding Bishop Names J. Robert Wright Historiographer Emeritus of The Episcopal Church

Presiding Bishop Names J. Robert Wright Historiographer Emeritus of The Episcopal Church

The Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, Presiding Bishop, has named the Rev. Dr. J. Robert Wright as Historiographer Emeritus of The Episcopal Church. Wright recently retired from serving as General Seminary’s St. Mark’s Church in the Bowery Professor of Ecclesiastical History.

“As this new triennium begins, I want to take this moment to offer my abundant thanks to you for your faithful service as Church Historiographer for several years,” Jefferts Schori wrote in a letter to Wright, bestowing the honor.  Read more...

Katherine Shaner’s Scholarship Featured in National Lutheran Magazine

Katherine Shaner’s Scholarship Featured in National Lutheran Magazine

She thinks great thoughts all day, and people listen and care. So concludes the author of “Talking about God: What Some of the ELCA’s Young Theologians Are Up To,” the cover story in the February 2013 edition of The Lutheran, the national magazine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. She is the Rev. Dr. Katherine Shaner, Assistant Professor of New Testament at General Seminary, who is among the featured young scholars.  Read more...

J. Robert Wright Invited to Enthronement Dinner for the New Archbishop of Canterbury

J. Robert Wright Invited to Enthronement Dinner for the New Archbishop of Canterbury

Emeritus Professor J. Robert Wright has been invited to the Enthronement Dinner in honor of the Most Reverend and Right Honourable Justin Welby, the new Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of All England and Metropolitan, which will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury on the evening of the enthronement itself, Tuesday, March 21, 2013. Prof. Wright reports that he has sent his regrets, but that he was delighted to be asked and regards it as a special honor for General Seminary.  Read more...

Prof. McPherson Gives Paper on Nilus the Ascetic

Prof. McPherson Gives Paper on Nilus the Ascetic

Prof. Clair W. McPherson (right) with Scholars at the 20th Symposium of The Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality

The Rev. Dr. Clair W. McPherson, Associate Professor of Ascetical Theology, gave a well-received paper at the 20th Annual Ecumenical Theological and Interdisciplinary Symposium, held on December 1, 2012, and sponsored by The Romanian Institute of Orthodox Theology and Spirituality. The paper, “Poor in Paradise: the Ascetical Vision of Nilus of Ancyra in Peri Akthmosunh (On Holy Poverty),” is a chapter in Prof.  Read more...

Prof. Shaner Makes Surprise Visit to George Fox University

Prof. Shaner Makes Surprise Visit to George Fox University

The Rev. Dr. Katherine Shaner, Assistant Professor of New Testament, made a surprise guest appearance, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, in an introductory bible course for college freshmen at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. She did not travel all the way across the country, however, from New York City. Rather, she “Skyped” into the Bible 100: Bible Survey course taught by her friend and colleague Dr.  Read more...

Faculty Note – The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

Faculty Note – The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D.

The Rev. Canon C. K. Robertson, Ph.D., Distinguished Visiting Professor at General, has been named General Editor of a new series by Peter Lang Publishing entitled “Studies in Episcopal and Anglican Theology.” The series will include works by both established and emerging scholars within the Church and Communion. The first volume, Welcoming the Interfaith Future: Religious Pluralism in a Global Age, by respected author, priest, and retired diplomat, Frederick Quinn, will soon be available.  Read more...

David Hurd Composes Anthem for AIDS Quilt Liturgy

David Hurd Composes Anthem for AIDS Quilt Liturgy

Dr. David Hurd, Professor of Church Music, composed a choral anthem for a special interfaith evening liturgy, “From Darkness to Light,” offered July 21, 2012, at the Washington National Cathedral as part the NAMES Project Foundation’s 25th anniversary display of the AIDS Memorial Quilt. Commissioned especially for the service, the nine-minute work, entitled “When night fell,” is a setting of a text jointly authored by Carl P.

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[RESCHEDULED] Preaching the Lectionary:  Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (Year C)

[RESCHEDULED] Preaching the Lectionary: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (Year C)

Preaching the Lectionary: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany (Year C)

Event rescheduled to December 11,2012. Click here for updates.

November 13, 2012 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Mercer School of Theology
Garden City, Long Island

Join us for a day of exegetical highlights from selected lectionary readings for the upcoming Sundays and Festivals in Advent, Christmastide and Epiphany. Professors Robert Owens (Old Testament) and Katherine Shaner (New Testament) both from The General Theological Seminary will present their insights and lead the conversation.  Read more...

Dean Malloy Attends Consecration of Pittsburgh Bishop

Dean Malloy Attends Consecration of Pittsburgh Bishop

Dean Malloy and Bishop McConnell

The Rev. Dr. Patrick Malloy, Associate Dean and Professor of Liturgics in the H. Boone Porter Chair, was an invited guest at the ordination and consecration today of the Rt. Rev. Dorsey W. M. McConnell as the Eighth Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh.

One thousand Episcopalians gathered at Calvary Episcopal Church in the Shadyside neighborhood of Pittsburgh for this historic consecration.  Read more...

A Book by J. Robert Wright Translated into Russian

A Book by J. Robert Wright Translated into Russian

The contribution of the Rev. Can. Prof. J. Robert Wright to the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, a volume on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs, has now been translated into Russian.

According to the publisher, InterVarsity Press, the series is a post-critical revival of the early biblical commentary tradition among the early Church Fathers and Mothers known as the glossa ordinaria, in which commentators on Scripture would interpret the meaning of a word or text in such a way as to encourage theological reflection and spiritual reading.  Read more...