Saturday, March 2, 2013

NEW VANDERBILT DIVINITY SCHOOL DEAN AND REVISING SCRIPTURE

Via Cousin Bill

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According to an announcement in late December of 2012, Emilie M. Townes has been appointed dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School, Nashville, Tennessee, effective July 1, 2013, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. Townes currently is associate dean of academic affairs at Yale Divinity School and the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of African American Religion and Theology. She is described "as a distinguished Yale University scholar whose areas of expertise include Christian ethics and 'womanist theology.' " Her appointment at Vanderbilt is for a five year term, during which she will also hold an endowed chair as a tenured faculty member.

Womanist theology (for those who might like to know more about such) "is a religious conceptual framework which reconsiders and revises the traditions, practices, scriptures, and biblical interpretation with a special lens to empower and liberate African American women in America." Emilie Townes is the author of Womanist Ethics and the Cultural Production of Evil (2006), and is the co-editor of Womanist Theological Ethics: A Reader (2011). She is the former "pastor" of United Faith Affinitas, a Black LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgendered) church in Chicago. A further report states that she recently wed her same sex partner in Connecticut.

Isn't all of this perfectly wonderful (I speak with my tongue buried deeply in my cheek)—a lesbian activist dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School! She is in favor of revising traditions, practices, scriptures, and biblical interpretation—all to promote her agenda. Hundreds of young (and some not so young) ministers of all religious faiths will be exposed to her infidelity! Carolyn Dever, dean of the College of Arts and Science and professor of English, who chaired the search committee for the new Divinity School dean, stated, “In every aspect of her profile, Emilie Townes epitomizes the Vanderbilt Divinity School’s dedication to renowned scholarship, ecumenical leadership and commitment to social justice.” Dever went on to say, “We warmly welcome her to a community that is passionate about the scholarship and teaching of religion, and about empowering students to change themselves, and the world, for the better.” That students and the world will be changed by her "empowerment" is beyond question, but who among those who believe the Bible to be God's inspired and authoritative word will believe that the change will be for the better?

8 comments:

  1. What, pray tell me, is "'womanist theology."?
    Sounds like a crock, and I'm not talkin' saurkraut. ;)
    Miss Violet

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    1. Don't know and not interested in finding out.:)

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  2. Two words jumped out: social justice. An evil poison.

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    1. Poor Vanderbilt, once a proud Southern school.

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  3. Another pervert, being promoted to a high position to poison the minds of our youth.

    Her un-Godly spew is not necessary.

    Tall tree and short ropes, not only for her, but the folks that are trying to get her to Vanderbilt.

    Bob
    III

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    1. being promoted to a high position to poison the minds of our youth.

      As are they all.

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  4. indyjonesouthereMarch 3, 2013 at 4:35 PM

    This is the same trash theology found in every church today. I left the Methodist church long ago due to the kum-bay-ah religionists. I have recently been following Voris on Church Militant tv and even signed up for the daily video. Voris is very good at defanging the social justice and homosexual infiltrators and defends his church well. We need more such people in every church. Universities are a lost cause. Bill ayers was recently hired as a guest professor at a Minnesota university. Propoganda is the primary function of public education today.

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    1. Propoganda is the primary function of public education today.

      Indeed, sad to say.

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