Current Fellow


Ashleigh Elser - Relgious Studies
Linwood House - 113
Ashleigh.Elser@valpo.edu

Fall Classes: Christ College Freshman Program, "Texts and Contexts" 

Biography:

Ashleigh Elser earned her BA in Philosophy and Intercultural Studies at Prairie College, and her MA in Religion and Literature from Yale Divinity School. She recently completed a PhD in Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Her dissertation, "Beyond Unity: Reading Hermeneutic Frictions in Biblical Literature," takes up the conflicts between biblical narrators, examining how these conflicts came to be viewed as matters of historical rather than literary or theological inquiry, and proposing that these conflicts be revisited, not as threats to the Bible's literary unity or integrity, but as promising sites for hermeneutic reflection.

Recent Publications:

 Peer-Reviewed Journals

“‘Remembering with Advantages’: Chronicles and the Hermeneutics of Revision and Redaction” The Journal for Textual Reasoning Vol. 9 No. 1 2016

“A Historical Pilgrimage in the PaRDeS of Perception: Making Sense from Senses from the Song of Songs” Glossolalia. Vol. 3 No. 1  2010

 

Other Publications

“How Now Shall We Read?” an invited response to Evangelical Faith and the Challenge of Historical Criticism” by Christopher M. Hays and Christopher B. Ansberry, Syndicate Theology. Vol. 2 Issue 3 2015

 

Professor Elser's complete biography

Noteworthy News

May LFP Update

The Current LFP Update for May, 2018 is now available. Click here.


Registration is Now Open for the 2018 LFP National Conference

Registration is now open for the 28th National Conference, Robust and Receptive Ecumenism, at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, October 12-14, 2018.  For more information and to register, Click Here.


Registration is Now Open for the 2018 Workshop for Senior Administrators

Registration is open for the 2018 Lilly Workshop for Senior Administrators on the theme, Hiring for Mission, which will take place on the campus of Hope College in Holland, Michigan, October 11-12, 2018.  For more information and to Register, Click Here.


Call for Applications: Lilly Network Exchange at Azusa Pacific University, March 27-30, 2019

The High Sierra Humanities Program of Azusa Pacific University will host a Lilly Network Exchange on March 27-30, 2019, for ten faculty members and administrators at Lilly Network Schools interested in learning about the program’s “para-university” model for humanities education.  For more information and to apply, Click Here.


Save the Date and Call for Papers: Regional Conference at Dordt College on “The Prodigal Love of God,” April 4-6, 2019

On April 4-6, 2019, Dordt College and the Andreas Center for Reformed Scholarship and Service, in partnership with the Lilly Fellows Program, will host a conference titled “The Prodigal Love of God: Reencountering Dordt at 400 and Beyond.” For More information and the Call for Papers, Click Here.


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