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About markwhitters

Always seeking new ways to make ancient texts come alive, Mark Whitters has taught and designed award-winning "reacting" classes for many years at Eastern Michigan University. He has written more than 20 mostly academic articles on Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. The publications for his essays include Harvard Theological Review, Journal of Biblical Literature, Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal for the Study of Judaism, and Commonweal. He also was a lead editor for the 7-volume Encyclopedia of World History (Facts on File, 2008). Outside the classroom, he sponsors a spiritual awareness discussion group for area college and university instructors called the Socratic Club, and has traveled many times to the Middle East and the Mediterranean world. He is a member of an ecumenical brotherhood called the Servants of the Word, whose Detroit house reaches out to youth in the neighborhoods. In his time off, he loves cooking (and good food) and still tries to keep in shape. And he prays!

Conversations with Mother India

I came back from a month in India with a new and living perspective on my life and on the way I teach about Asia and Eastern religion. Take a look at my journal and see if you can understand … Continue reading

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“Memoirs of How It All Began” Wins Award

The Illumination Book Awards, “shining a light on exemplary Christian books,” announces “Memoirs of How It All Began” as the 2020 Silver Medal winner in the Category “Bible Study.” Learn more about “Memoirs of How It All Began“

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Reconnecting the Threads Podcast

How can we think and dialogue constructively about problems that undermine our solidarity in the community? Professors Mark Whitters and Dan Propson interview guests who tell us about topics like spirituality without religion, loneliness in an age of instant chat, … Continue reading

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Performative Bible Studies

The Bible is a treasure chest of words and stories that are bristling and living.  Each of them teems with energy, sparking out with flashes and flames.  But our wont is to treat it like a locked cupboard that only … Continue reading

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Reflection on Bible Study

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