McWhirter Shares Thoughts in Advance of Holocaust Studies Trip
Commencement weekend will be especially busy for Religious Studies department chair Jocelyn McWhirter. Not only will she introduce the Commencement speaker, the Rev. Faith Fowler, '81, she will also depart for Poland for the fifth time as part of Albion College's Holocaust Studies Service-Learning Project. She will be part of a group that includes eight Albion students and three faculty and staff colleagues.
Religious Studies Chips-and-Dip Open House
Please join Department of Religious Studies faculty and students at our annual Open House on Monday, October 20. The event will be held from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Center living room. Come for chips and dip, Vernors and root beer, and conversation about Religious Studies.
For more information, call 517/629-0207, or email Linda Clawson, department secretary, at
McWhirter Book Considers 'Agenda' for Luke, Acts
Religious studies professor Jocelyn McWhirter brings new insights to some of the Bible's most studied texts with her new book, Rejected Prophets: Jesus and His Witnesses in Luke-Acts. Her argument that the author of Luke and Acts portrays Jesus and other New Testament figures as prophets leads to some intriguing conclusions about the writer's identity and intent.
McWhirter Chosen to Participate in 2013-14 Wabash Center Colloquy
Jocelyn McWhirter, associate professor of religious studies, is participating in a 2013-14 colloquy on Religious Commitments in the Undergraduate Classroom. The gathering of 20 religious studies professors first met this past June and will convene again for multiday sessions in February and June 2014. According to the Wabash Center, “At first glance, it might seem odd that there should be a question about the place of religious commitments in undergraduate classes in religion and theology. But most teachers in undergraduate settings know first-hand the force of the question."