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Tengatenga Finds a Home

Bishop James Tengatenga has found a home as a Professor of Theology at Sewanee University of the South’s School of Theology:

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The article contained a couple of different nuggets:

[Sewanee] The Rt. Rev. J. Neil Alexander, dean of the University of the South’s School of Theology, announced today the appointment of the Rt. Rev. James Tengatenga, Ph.D., as distinguished visiting professor of global Anglicanism. Tengatenga will begin officially on July 1, 2014. He will teach courses in missiology, contemporary global Anglicanism, and related subjects…

Tengatenga resigned his position as bishop of Southern Malawi in order to accept a position as the dean of the William Jewett Tucker Foundation at Dartmouth College, a position for which he was eminently qualified as to his capabilities and character. Unfortunately, due to controversy created by third parties and persons, Dartmouth withdrew its offer. (The matter between Dartmouth and Tengatenga has since been amicably resolved.) He was soon thereafter appointed as a Presidential Fellow at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Mass. [Emphasis added]

Now that’s vague writing if I ever saw it. What the heck does a “controversy created by third parties and persons” mean? As opposed to what? First or second parties? Cats? And how about giving readers even an inkling about the cause of the controversy?

Also, it would be nice to have a dollar value for the word “amicably”? I’m betting that Bishop James now has enough Dartmouth money for a six-figure down payment on a house.

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