Dr. Robert Ellison, assistant professor of English, has published “Some Reflections on the Field of Sermon Studies” in The Journal of Religious History, Literature and Culture, a new journal sponsored by The University of Wales. He surveys the history of this rapidly-emerging discipline, charts some courses for further work and concludes that the field of sermon studies “looks to have a very bright future indeed.”
Ellison has also announced the launch of the Center for Sermon Studies. The Center’s mission is to promote the study of Jewish, Christian and Islamic preaching among Marshall students and faculty, local clergy and their congregations, and scholars around the world. The center currently has a LibGuide and a Facebook page, and an open-access journal is scheduled to begin publication in 2016. More information can be found on the center’s website, http://www.marshall.edu/sermon-studies/.