My final Oxford adventure was to visit a coffee roaster a few blocks south of my AirBnB in East Oxford. It was called “The Missing Bean” and delivered a fine cup of coffee. I enjoyed it quite well.
My walk back to pick up my luggage was sidetracked by an incredible old cemetery where the vegetation had sprouted uncontrollably wild around and over all he graves. Apparently, the foundation stone of the church here was laid in 1875. In the mid twentieth century, there was a plan to bring the area to life by planting all sorts of variety of plants and wildlife that would encourage birds, squirrels, roads, dragonflies, and other such pleasant critters.
It was really serene and amazing to see so many people carefully remembered. There was so much love deposited there, even though the only visitors left are the chirping birds.
Dr. Erica Mongé-Greer, holding a PhD in Divinity from the University of Aberdeen, is a distinguished researcher and educator specializing in Biblical Ethics, Mythopoeia, and Resistance Theory. Her work focuses on justice in ancient religious texts, notably reinterpreting Psalm 82’s ethics in the Hebrew Bible, with her findings currently under peer review.
In addition to her academic research, Dr. Mongé-Greer is an experienced University instructor, having taught various biblical studies courses. Her teaching philosophy integrates theoretical discussions with practical insights, promoting an inclusive and dynamic learning environment.
Her ongoing projects include a book on religious themes in the series Battlestar Galactica and further research in biblical ethics, showcasing her dedication to interdisciplinary studies that blend religion with contemporary issues.