Reception set for published TWC faculty

Posted on: September 22, 2011

McDonald, Ruleman and Fisher to be honored by Merner Pfeiffer Library

ATHENS, Tenn. – Tennessee Wesleyan College's Merner Pfeiffer Library will host a reception for three faculty who have recently published new works. Rev. Dr. William McDonald, Dr. William Ruleman and Dr. Nancy Fisher, along with their new works, will be honored on October 3 at 3 p.m. in the library. The public is invited to attend.

Rev. McDonald's book, Christian Catechetical Texts: Medieval and Reformation 1357-1579, Orthodoxy and Pietism 1618-1778, Modern and Missionary 1790-1908, is a collection of catechisms that examines the variety of methods used in Judeo-Christian religious education. Covering six centuries, it allows a cross-denominational and historical comparison of teachings.

Vienna Spring: Early Novellas and Stories is the most recent work from Dr. Ruleman. Set in Vienna at the turn of the twentieth century, these early works now published in English for the first time, show that from the beginning of his literary career, Stefan Zweig (1881-1942) was already a master of both the short story and his favored fictional form, the novella.

Dr. Fisher's Flame Dancer, a book of poetry, takes readers on a journey through her eyes of family, community and faith. Cover illustration was designed by Julie Jack, a professor in TWC's Fine Arts Department.