Lectures

Rev. Osagyefo Sekou delivers a Candler Dean’s lecture titled “The Liberation Theology of Ferguson” on April 8, 2015.

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The Forgotten Prophet: Bishop Henry McNeal Turner and the African American Prophetic Tradition, by Andre E. Johnson, is a study of the prophetic rhetoric of 19th century African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Henry McNeal Turner. By locating Turner within the African American prophetic tradition, Johnson examines how Bishop Turner adopted a prophetic persona.  Book discussion […]

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The session featured a discussion with Dr. Johnny Bernard Hill on the release of Prophetic Rage: A Postcolonial Theology of Liberation, in dialogue with leading theologians and activists on the nature of prophetic Christian witness in today’s context.  From “Stand Your Ground Laws” to the issue of “mass incarceration,” what does it mean to stand for truth in […]

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Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon by Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman The Black Church is an institution that emerged in rebellion against injustice perpetrated upon black bodies. How is it, then, that black women’s oppression persists in black churches that espouse theological and ethical commitments to […]

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Dr. McCorn dicusses his book, Standing On Holy Common Ground: An Africentric Ministry Approach to Prophetic Community Engagement, at KineticsLive.com Book Discussions at the American Academy of Religion. Many critics have perceived a growing schism between the Black faith community and the wider African American community. The Black Church can be accused of a “benign […]

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The 6th Annual C. Shelby Rooks Lecture was delivered by the Rev. Dr. Katie G. Cannon, entitled “Revolutionaries in Zion: The Gumption to Challenge Dominated Forms of Knowledge Acquisition and Religious Power”. This event was organized by the Center for the Study of Black Faith and Life at Chicago Theological Seminary.

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