MVNU Students and Faculty Honored by Attending Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting
March 21, 2013
MOUNT VERNON, OH - March 21-23: Three professors from the School of Theology and Philosophy and four MVNU students attended the Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
Dr. Jeanne Serrao, Dr. Matt Price, and Dr. Eric Vail, along with MVNU students Nick Berkiel, Jordan Kennedy, Mark Hansher, and Hunter Hickman, had the honor of attending the Wesleyan Theological Society Meeting at Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA, over the weekend of March 21-23. While there, Dr. Serrao presented a paper entitled, "Paul, Hagios, and Women: A Socio-Linguistic Analysis" and Dr. Price presented, "Ordination and Power Relations: A Cultural Analysis from the Ritual Theory of Practice."
The Wesleyan Theological Society meeting held over the weekend was a joint conference with the Society for Pentecostal Studies for the purpose of discussing "Holiness." This annual meeting is intended to give members an opportunity to share Wesleyan scholarship with others. The society "seeks to encourage the exchange of ideas among Wesleyan-Holiness theologians."
Dr. Serrao said of it, "It was a special privilege to share insights and findings on Women and Holiness in Paul's letters with my peers at WTS this spring. I have been working through these issues for several years now and this was the first time I had an opportunity to interact with my peers on this work."
Dr. Price said, ""The highlights of the event happened in the conversations around coffee between sessions as much as during the panel discussions around recent books and plenary sessions with nationally renowned scholars. The intellectual and cultural challenges facing tomorrow's church are usually first identified by the academy, and it is satisfying to be a part of the initial response alongside colleagues from sister institutions."
Mount Vernon Nazarene University is a private, four-year, intentionally Christian teaching university for traditional age students, graduate students and working adults. With a 400-acre main campus in Mount Vernon, Ohio, and several convenient Graduate and Professional Studies locations throughout the state, MVNU emphasizes academic excellence, spiritual growth and service to community and church. MVNU offers an affordable education to more than 2,500 students from 32 states and six countries/U.S. territories.