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News of Theological Institutions

Date 04 May 1996 16:05:58


96122            News of Theological Institutions 
                          by Alexa Smith 
AUSTIN, Texas--The Rev. Terry Muck was installed as professor of 
comparative religion at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary March 27. 
A member of the seminary's faculty since 1990, Muck addressed the topic 
"After Selfhood:  Constructing the Religious Self in a Post-Self Age." 
PRINCETON, N.J.--Gustavo Guti‚rrez, the John A. Mackay professor of world 
Christianity at Princeton Theological Seminary and a renowned liberation 
theologian, will give a public lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the 
main lounge of the Mackay Campus Center.  The lecture is free of charge. 
RICHMOND, Va.--The Rev. Beverly Zink-Sawyer, instructor of homiletics and 
liturgics at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia, will present "Art as 
Preaching/Preaching as Art" at 3:30 p.m.  Saturday, April 13, beginning 
with a tour of Howard Finster's exhibition, "Paradise Garden," at the High 
Museum of Art.  Zink-Sawyer will speak at First Presbyterian Church after 
the museum tour.  The church and museum are adjacent to each other on the 
corners of Peachtree St. NE and 16th St. 
SAN ANSELMO, Calif.--Forty-three registrants gathered on the San Francisco 
Theological Seminary campus Feb. 23-25 to explore their calls to seminary 
during a "Frontiers in Ministry" vocational weekend.  Participants came 
from Maryland, Iowa, Illinois and South Carolina, as well as five Western 
states.  Denominations represented were the PC(USA), the United Methodist 
Church and the United Church of Christ. 
PITTSBURGH--"The Power of Myth" is the subject of a six-week continuing 
education course under way now at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  Led by 
licensed psychologist Jon Spiegel, the $50 course will be held April 1, 8, 
15, 22, 29 and May 6.  The course is designed to introduce participants to 
the functions of myth. 
DECATUR, Ga.--Two faculty members will be honored at Columbia Theological 
Seminary in April. The Rev. Lucy A. Rose was installed as associate 
professor of preaching and worship with tenure at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 
3, in the seminary chapel.  Her address was titled "The Sermon Evaluation: 
Saying More Than 'That Was a Very Moving Sermon' or 'I Didn't Get It.'" 
David P. Moessner will be inaugurated as professor of New Testament 
language, literature and exegesis at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, in the 
chapel.  Moessner, who has taught at Columbia since 1984, will give an 
address titled "The Acts of the Apostles and 'the Paths that Lead to Life': 
A Theology for the Church Today." 
DUBUQUE, Iowa--The Rev. Terry Thomas will deliver the Berger lectures at 
the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary's annual Spring Renewal 
Homecoming, April 16-17.  General presbyter for National Capital Presbytery 
since 1991, Thomas will speak on "The Congregation:  Who Is Listening and 
for What?" at 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; "The Confusion:  Can the Message Be 
Heard in Conflict and in Change?" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; and "The 
Challenge:  Preaching into the Future" at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17. 
The Herbert E. Manning Jr. Award in Parish Ministry will be awarded to the 
Rev. Laury W. Larson of the Church of the Covenant in Cleveland.  Also, 
faculty members Barbara Pursey and Dean C. Howard Wallace will be honored 
during an April 17 luncheon.  

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