Welcome to Scholarly Wanderlust by Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer

Teaching, Research, & Writing

Autumn leaves turn fiery orange and gold, preparing to fall to the earth a feed the winter soil, which rests and awaits springtime. I am teaching a group of Honors College students in a University course on Cinematic Religion. I profoundly enjoy exploring portrayals of God, Gods, Spiritual Beings, and Religious Advocates in Film. I have just completed a full draft of my upcoming book So Say We All: A Religious Commentary on Battlestar Galactica. I am looking forward to my next project writing about Ethics in the Psalter, focusing on justice advocacy (the theme of my dissertation research). I will also be participating in the Oxford Interfaith Forum: Reading the Psalms in Interfaith Contexts. Watch for more on the Psalms, Justice, and a smattering of reviews about fiction I am currently reading.

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  • The Torah-Person & Trees in Psalm 1
    Oxford Interfaith Forum launched a Psalms reading group to explore the Psalter from multifaith and multidisciplinary perspectives. Rev. Dr. John Goldingay, David Allen Hubbard Professor Emeritus at Fuller Theological Seminary, opened the inaugural session with a commentary on Psalm 1. Introduction to Psalm 1 Psalm 1 introduces the Psalter with a reminder about Torah (the Hebrew word for ‘instruction’). Psalm 1 contains aspects of various other psalms, but it sounds different from many other psalms, especially those immediately after. In this way, the first psalm acts as an opening, an introduction, that invites readers to consider the Psalter a guidebook…