Maria CornouMaria Eugenia Cornou is from Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she served as a Professor at the International Baptist Theological Seminary as a member of the Department of Biblical Studies. She is a Public Accountant, and also holds a Bachelor in Theology and a Master in Theology from the International Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Master in Religious Studies from the Evangelical University of the Americas, Costa Rica, where she is completing a Ph. D. in theology. Her areas of interest are Biblical Hermeneutics and Practical Theology and the articulation and reciprocal relations between them, and Theological Education and Pastoral Leadership Training, mainly in Latin American perspective.
Hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, September 2012 to September 2013
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Professor Xiaofei LiuXiaofei Liu is from the Hunan province of the People's Republic of China and completed his PhD in philosophy at the University of Missouri in 2012. His dissertation discusses the relation between moral responsibility and choice, free will and agency. While he will continue research on this subject in the coming few years, he will also work on issues in ethics, political philosophy, and the relation between morality and faith.
Hosted by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity, July 2012 to July 2013
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Li MaLi (Mary) Ma is a sociologist with interests in religion, economics, and public life in China. She completed a Ph.D. in sociology at Cornell University in 2010, and returned to her native China as a professor of sociology in Tongji University (Shanghai) from 2010-12. She is currently working toward a degree at Calvin Seminary while she continues her fascinating research on house churches, urbanization, and civil society in China. Her work is partially supported through a grant from the Center for the Study of Chinese Religion and Society at Purdue University.
Hosted by the Henry Institute for the Study of Christianity and Politics, January 2013 to June 2014
Professor Andrew McCoyAndy Mc Coy recently completed his Ph. D in Theology at the University of St. Andrews under the supervision of Jeremy Begbie and Trevor Hart. He is a native of the Austin, TX area. His research and teaching interests lie in two primary areas: worship/liturgical arts and the intersection of theology and counseling. His dissertation concerned the interrelationship of lament and praise in response to human suffering. His current work is a publishing project on lament and the Psalms with a specific focus on a biblically-engaged theology of Christian worship amidst suffering.
Hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, June 2010 to June 2013
McCoy CV | firstname.lastname@example.org | local contact: 526-7422
Professor Richard NengeOpen University of Zimbabwe
Richard Nenge is a religious studies scholar with a master's degree from the University of Zimbabwe. He taught religious studies at Nyadire Teacher's College in Mutoko, located in northeastern Zimbabwe, and in 2009 he began teaching at the Open University of Zimbabwe in Harare, where he pioneered a program of religious studies. Because of political harassment and escalating threats against him, Nenge has been sponsored by the Scholar Rescue Fund, a program of the Institute of International Education (IIE). James King, a 2004 Calvin graduate in middle eastern studies and the program officer for the Scholar Rescue Fund, put Nenge in touch with Calvin. While at Calvin, Professor Nenge has lectured in a number of classes. He is doing research and writing on African instituted churches, their restrictions on women, and the effects this has on prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.
Hosted by the Nagel Institute for the Study of World Christianity and Seminars@Calvin, December 2011 to December 2013
Rev. Joseph NovakJoseph (Joey) Novak is a fourth-year doctoral candidate (Ph.D.) at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of Christian Liturgy and Homiletics where he is in the early stages of a dissertation project under the direction of Drs. Todd E. Johnson (Fuller) and John D. Witvliet (Calvin). While at Calvin, he anticipates completing a significant amount of research and writing toward the dissertation, a project which seeks to analyze the prayer for illumination in the history of Reformed liturgies through gathering and categorizing the extant transcripts of the prayer for illumination in the various strands of the Reformed tradition.
Given Calvin's prominence as a research institution for Reformed Christianity, he looks forward to utilizing its expansive resources, including the H. Henry Meeter Center and the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.
He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and serves as full-time pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca, Michigan. Some of his hobbies and interests include: graphic design, cycling, and indie-folk music. He and his wife have two young boys and reside in Ithaca.
Hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, January 2013 to June 2014
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Professor Warwick WangAssociate Professor and the Chief of Foreign Expert Office
International Relations Department at Yancheng Teachers University, Jiangsu Province, China
Professor Wang teaches undergraduate courses in English and also directs all the expatriate teachers at his university. He has published several articles on teaching English as a second language and has established cooperative relationships between his university and a number of universities from English-speaking countries. While at Calvin, he is studying American pedagogical practices; preparing a paper on “How to Develop Non-native Speakers’ English Skills from Reading to Writing;” and experiencing American culture, which he hopes will enhance his own teaching in the future.
Hosted by the Education Department, February 2013 to August 2013
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