I recieved this posting recently, Cynthia is a longtime member of our Diocese. Her husband is the Rev. Dr. Gardiner H. Shattuck, Jr ("Tuck") Assistant Rector of S. Stephens in Providence. Cynthia is Consulting Editor for Church Publishing, Morehouse & Seabury Books.
[EDS Press Release]
Dr. Cynthia Logan Shattuck receives Honorary Doctoral Degree
for Religious Publishing
May 25, 2008, CAMBRIDGE, MA – Episcopal Divinity School celebrated its 2008 Commencement Ceremony on May 15, 2008 at the First Church in Cambridge, Congregational, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Cynthia Logan Shattuck, a lay woman, editor, and publisher, received an honorary doctorate in recognition of her outstanding contributions to theological education and literature. Her career in theological publishing began thirty years ago at Cowley Press, and she continues to expand opportunities within the realm of religious books. In full, EDS conferred 39 degrees including 20 Master of Divinity, six Master of Arts in Theological Studies, six Doctor of Ministry, and two Certificates of Theological Study.
EDS was pleased to also confer honorary degrees on four other individuals who also exhibit distinguished and faithful ministries in social justice: The Rt. Rev. John Bryson Chane, Mr. Kevin Johnson, Ms. Katie Sherrod, and Ms. Hellen Wangusa.
Dr. Shattuck was one of the five individuals recognized with the degree, doctor of divinity, honoris causa. “EDS is proud to have recognized our 2008 honorary degree recipients for their distinguished and faithful ministry in the areas of justice, compassion, and reconciliation,” said EDS President and Dean, The Rt. Rev. Steven Charleston. “These principles are at the core of EDS as we work to develop leaders for Christ’s Church and the world who will serve all of God’s people. These men and woman stand with us. By bestowing the doctor of divinity degree on each of them, we celebrate five people of vision, integrity, and gospel courage.”
Dr. Shattuck was presented her honorary doctoral degree by Dr. Fredrica Harris Thompsett, “for exceptional contributions to theological publishing and scholarship.” Shattuck is passionate about her work, and an entrepreneur in the religious press business. She is also co-editor of The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer and has published the works of authors such as Barbara Brown Taylor and Edwin Friedman to wide audiences. “Several members of this faculty are indebted to you both for your editorial guidance in our own publications, as well as to for publishing other volumes frequently used in our teaching,” said Thompsett.