Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Bethany announces teaching, administrative appointments.

Bethany Theological Seminary has announced two teaching appointments for the 2008-09 academic year, and an administrative appointment.Bethany Seminary has called Joshua Brockway, a graduate of Manchester College (2001), Bethany Theological Seminary (M.A. 2004), and Candler School of Theology (M.Div. 2007) to a one-year half-time position in Brethren Studies during the 2008-09 school year. He has served the Church of the Brethren as a resource person for the recent Ministerial Leadership Consultation in May 2007. He will teach on the seminary’s campus in Richmond, Ind., and online courses. Brockway currently is a doctoral student in church history at Catholic University of America.

Thomas N. Finger has been called as Scholar-in-Residence for the 2008-09 school year. The position is offered to a person who has made significant contributions to academic study and to the church through scholarship and teaching. Finger earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Systematic Theology from Claremont Graduate School. In addition to numerous articles, his recent book "A Contemporary Anabaptist Theology" published by InterVarsity Press has received critical attention and acclaim. During his career he has taught at Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary, Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He currently is teaching at Meserete Kritos College in Ethiopia. At Bethany, he will teach four courses in the area of theological studies, and will reside in Richmond.

Scott Holland, Bethany’s associate professor of Theology and Culture and director of Peace Studies and Cross-Cultural Studies, has been named acting director of the Master of Arts program for the 2008-09 year. Holland will be the instructor for the M.A. Research Seminar, the M.A. Thesis Seminar, and thesis completion courses. He will continue as director of Peace Studies and Cross Cultural Studies, and also will direct the Peace Studies Forum and teach several courses as well as lead a travel seminar to Nigeria in partnership with the Church of the Brethren General Board.

Source: 4/9/2008 Newsline

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