Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series with Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes

Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes will serve as the School of Divinity's 2019 Mac Bryan Prophetic Preacher.

"Songs of Zion"
from Psalm 137:1-6

The Mac Bryan Prophetic Preaching Series was established in honor and memory of George McLeod "Mac" Bryan Sr. by George and Carol Williamson. Bryan was a professor of religion and taught at Wake Forest University for thirty-seven years after joining the religion faculty in 1956. He introduced courses on feminism, religion and science, medical ethics, and black and liberation theology. He fought tirelessly for Civil Rights, pursued social reform, and was instrumental in helping to integrate Wake Forest College in the 1960s. The series brings preachers and speakers to campus who will inspire students to live and serve at the intersection of Christianity and social justice. Learn more.

Townes, a distinguished scholar and leader in theological education, is dean of Vanderbilt Divinity School. She is also the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society. Townes' broad areas of expertise include Christian ethics, cultural theory and studies, postmodernism and social postmodernism. She has been a pioneering scholar in womanist theology, a field of studies in which the historic and current insights of African American women are brought into critical engagement with the traditions of Christian theology. Townes has a strong interest in thinking critically about womanist perspectives on issues such as health care, economic justice, poetry and literary theory. Read more.

Guest parking is available in visitors lots C, F, M, N, S1, S2. 
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Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Davis Chapel
1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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School of Divinity, The Collaborative for Public Religious Leadership, Leadership Development, Continuing Education, Baptist Commons​

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Alumni, Faculty, General Public, Staff, Students, Prospective Students




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