YDS faculty members win recognition

Bruce Gordon, Titus Street Professor of Ecclesiastical History, is a winner of the university’s Goldsmith Award, which provides stipends for professors to create online courses “to extend the reach of their teaching around the world.” Gordon will use the award to develop his course on the history of Christianity into an online offering that will be free to people around the world via Yale’s program for open online courses.

Bryan Spinks, Bishop F. Percy Goddard Professor of Liturgical Studies and Pastoral Theology, has won a Conant Grant of $15,000 from the Episcopal Church to support his research at University of Edinburgh on Scottish Presbyterian worship from the Disruption in 1843 to the present.

Andrew McGowan, Dean and President of Berkeley Divinity School and McFaddin Professor of Anglican Studies and Pastoral Theology, gave the second-annual Ptarmigan Foundation Lecture on Early Christianity at Stanford University on May 7. McGowan spoke on “The Missing Sacrament: Foot-washing, Gender, and the Invention of Christian Liturgy.”

“I congratulate these professors for their outstanding work and the recognition each has received,” YDS Dean Greg Sterling said. “These honors demonstrate the quality of the academic enterprise at Yale Divinity School and the status of our professors as first-rate scholars.”

May 26, 2015