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Philosophy and Religion Archive

Hankins’ first book garners Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Davis Hankins of Appalachian State University is one of 10 winners of the Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise this year. It is an international award given annually by the Forschungszentrum für Internationale und Interdisziplinäre Theologie (Research Center for International and Inter¬disciplinary Theology) to outstanding first books in theology and is a most prestigious award in the field of religious studies. He received this award for his work “The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence” (Northwestern University Press, 2015).

Shadows of Diverse Disciplines: Reflections on Solar Eclipses with Appalachian’s College of Arts and Sciences

By Ellen Gwin Burnette

BOONE, N.C.—As anticipation builds with the solar eclipse approaching this August, the College of Arts and Sciences at Appalachian State University will hold a panel discussion to examine the many interpretations of these events in history, from scientific to religious, and discuss the significance of an eclipse through the variety of disciplines that comprise the college.

Philosophy faculty member featured in recent Hi-Phi Nation podcast

By University Communications

BOONE, N.C.—Dr. Christopher Bartel, an associate professor of philosophy at Appalachian State University, has contributed to “The Cops of Pop,” the fifth episode of “Hi-Phi Nation,” a story- and sound-driven podcast about philosophy.

Hutchins receives National Translation Award

BOONE—William M. Hutchins, a professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, has received the National Translation Award from the American Literary Translators Association in the prose category. The award recognizes his Arabic to English translation of “The New Waw: Saharan Oasis” by Ibrahim al-Koni.

Noted scholar to discuss ‘Billy Graham: America’s Pastor’ March 31

BOONE—Dr. Grant Wacker, the Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Christian History at Duke Divinity School, will present the talk “Billy Graham and the Shaping of a Nation,” March 31 at Appalachian State University.

Talk on cultural racism held April 14

BOONE—Dr. Alia Al-Saji will present the lecture “Cultural Racism: Muslim Veiling, Embodiment, and the Meaning of Culture” April 14 at Appalachian State University.

Author and social change advocate Fred Bahnson to speak April 3 at Appalachian

BOONE—Fred Bahnson, a national advocate for deliberate living and mindful relationships with food, will give two public lectures April 3 at Appalachian State University.

March lectures and recital focus on Jewish organ music

BOONE—Organist Ann Frohbieter will present lectures and a recital focusing on Jewish organ music March 17-19 at Appalachian State University.

Hutchins co-winner of Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

BOONE—For the first time in the history of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, two translators share the £3,000 prize for 2013: American translator William Maynard Hutchins, who is a professor of religious studies at Appalachian State University, and British translator Jonathan Wright.