J. Kameron Carter To Give Lecture Series At Covenant College On Race And Christianity

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Dr. J. Kameron Carter
Dr. J. Kameron Carter

Dr. J. Kameron Carter will present three lectures on Monday and Tuesday, as part of Covenant College’s ongoing series of academic lectures.

Dr. Carter teaches theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of Race: A Theological Account and is completing a new book entitled The Secular Jesus: Religion and the Project of Civilization.

“At Covenant, part of our desire is not simply to ‘talk to ourselves,’ but to engage people and ideas that challenge our assumptions and cause us to think hard thoughts and ask difficult questions,” said Professor Kelly Kapic.

“With that in mind, it is a real delight that J. Kameron Carter is coming to Covenant. Dr. Carter continues to wrestle through questions about how in the West our complicated and problematic history of race affects our understanding of Christianity in general, and our view of Christ in particular. He believes all of this profoundly affects our theological imagination.”

All three lectures are free and open to the public.

Monday, Jan. 28

11 a.m., Chapel

“A Prescription for the Blues”

4 p.m., Kresge Library

“Bonhoeffer’s (and Our) Postracial Blues

Tuesday, Jan. 29

11 a.m., Chapel

“Django’s Blues: Quentin Tarantino’s Filmography”

For more information, call 706 820-1560 or visit covenant.edu.

 


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