One Godz is an Art History paradigm created to help visualize and understand the Upper Paleolithic through the art, language, religion, politics, and technology. The hypothesis is explained with five images and captions in The Mysteries of Eleusis at Chauvet. The following chapters demonstrate how a common global pictographic language reveals a common religion on which all modern religions are based. Includes chapters on how to read art generally, rock art specifically, and background to paleolithic world views. Additional chapters demonstrate the flexibility of the One Godz paradigm when applied to the Hebrew Aleph Bet, Kabbalah, and a panel from La Pasiega in Spain dated to >64 000 BP and thought to be Neanderthal.
I am currently Professor of Biblical Studies at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where I have taught since 2000. My courses include Introduction to the Old Testament, Biblical Hebrew, The Pentateuch, The Prophetic Literature, Old Testament Theology, and “God, the Bible and Scientific Discovery.” My research interests are deliberately eclectic and include: A Chorus of Prophetic Voices: Introducing the Prophetic Literature of Ancient Israel (2015), An Apocryphal God (2015), Portraits of a Mature God (2013), Struggling with God: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (2008), Raising Cain, Fleeing Egypt, and Fighting Philistines: The Old Testament in Popular Music (2006). I recently do-edited a special issue of Perspectives in Religious Studies on “Violence in the Bible” (2015). One of my current projects is a book that explores how biblical texts portray cities and urban life and the implications of those portrayals for modern urban readers. Not Scattered or Confused: The Bible in an Urban World is forthcoming from Westminster John Knox Press in 2019. I frequently lead a study abroad program called Belmont in the Biblical World, which visits places like Israel, Palestine, Jordan, Turkey, and Greece.
In May 2016, I retired from Georgetown University Press. I worked in scholarly, small press, and nonprofit publishing for over thirty years. I taught before I moved to publishing, doing some adjunct teaching when I could at community colleges. Currently, I am teaching again as an adjunct in the English department at Mineral Area College. One of my major projects is to finally complete a course I’ve been working on for publishing for writers. I’m also devoting time to finishing 2 novels and organizing my poetry.
I’m a fiction writer, painter, hiker, dog-lover, medievalist who teaches business communication and all levels of English comp. For many years, early in my career, I taught ESL at an international school. Before that, I had the privilege of being a Foreign Expert in English at South China Teachers University in Guangzhou, PRC, where I taught literature and writing to students who would become English teachers.My interests are pretty eclectic. One advantage of being a career part-time instructor is that I don’t owe allegiance to any one field or discipline. I see myself as a Goliard (though I don’t drink…). For example — my favorite writer is Goethe. My thesis (back in 1978-79) was “Fiction and Poetry in Godey’s Lady’s Book from 1825-1845.” I’ve given papers on such varied topics as Fellini, “Old Half Head: the Artist as Hero;” on the REAL (vs the popular image of the) medieval leper; working as a foreign expert in the People’s Republic of China (in the timewarp; that was back in 1985.
Birgit is an Assoc. Prof of German Studies at East Carolina University. Her research interests involve two strands: one literary field, the life writings of the German working class in Imperial Germany, and one pedagogical, the efficacy of flipped learning (not flipped classroom) for developing students’ cross-cultural critical thinking.
I am interested in writing center scholarship, sustainable writing communities, writing program administration, the use of narrative in scholarship, transfer of writing center ethos from the one-on-one consultation to the group environment, graduate writing instruction, international education, writing as cultural phenomena, incorporating rhetorical tools from other languages into English-language conventions, and the essay.
I am a first year PhD student in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge. My thesis explores the relationship between the doctrines of divine simplicity and the Trinity, with special attention to the revisionary metaphysics of Robert W Jenson. I am an adjunct instructor for Southern Nazarene University (Bethany, OK, USA). I am interested in Christian and Platonic metaphysics, particularly in participation and the analogia entis. I am also interested in theological aesthetics, the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the theology of sanctification, and theological epistemology.