Tuesday, January 30, 2018

It is lovely to welcome Dr. Megan Warner back on the campus. Dr. Warner is  teaching Hebrew with Dr. Stephen Cook. She is currently working on a Templeton project at the University of Exeter, entitled "Tragedy and Congregations Project". She has an impressive resume, including some key publications which are both popular and very specialized. At the accessible end of the spectrum is the fabulous Lent book called Abraham: A journey through Lent (and yes Lent is coming up); at the specialized end of the spectrum is the very recent publication entitled Re-Imagining Abraham: A Re-Assessment of the Influence of Deuteronomism in Genesis. She is in demand as a speaker having spoken at the Greenbelt Festival, as well as Grahamstown South Africa, Canterbury, Mexico City, and Cologne. 

Meg brings an exceptional theological mind, a delightful spirit, and a deep faith. She is here living on the campus with her husband the Rev. Dr. Richard Burridge. Do please reach out to them both and make them welcome.

At Virginia Theological Seminary, part of the richness of this experience is the presence of visiting faculty. We aspire to bring to the campus those who have deep church experience (such as Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori) and deep academic experience (such as Professor Keith Ward). In Meg, we have both - a lay person with deep church experience and a remarkable academic resume. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President


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