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Campbell University Divinity School Papers

Presented at Regional Religion Academic Conference

 

     Christopher Walk, current Master of Divinity student, and Cindy Bolden, 2011 M.Div. graduate, recently presented papers at academic conference alongside dozens of professors and doctoral candidates in the field of Religious Studies.  The Campbell University Divinity School student and graduate made their presentations at the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR), a joint meeting of the southeastern regions of the American Academy of Religion, the Society for Biblical Literature, and the American Schools of Oriental Research.

     Walk, a native of Graysville, Ohio, presented a paper in Atlanta entitled: “The Land as Character: The Idea of Progress in American Agriculture and the Christian Narrative,” a critique of the notion of “progress” and its affect on the practice of modern farming.  He is a member of The Church of the Apostles in Hope Mills, NC.

     Cindy Bolden presented a paper entitled, “Holy Pain: The [Paradoxical] Virtues of Self-Love and Self-Sacrifice,” an exploration of the tension between classic Christian practices of self-discipline and the virtue of self love.  Bolden lives in Cary and is a member of Westwood Baptist Church.

     At the same meeting, Dr. Cameron Jorgenson, Campbell Divinity School Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Ethics, served as the chair of the Constructive Theologies section, overseeing the planning for the presentations in this area of study.

      “Campbell Divinity School was represented superbly by Chris and Cindy.  Their papers demonstrated the deep connection between the life of the mind and the life of faith,” says Dr. Jorgenson.  “Both papers generated fascinating discussions and helped to make this year’s meeting a success.  What a thrill to see Campbell students contributing to the theological conversation!”

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