January 29 2017

The Marble Colloquium with Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes

Labyrinth Room
Sunday, January 29, 2017
10:00 am – 10:45 am

Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes
"The Challenge of Love in the Face of Violence"

Speaker: Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes

This discussion starter talk is designed to help us think about how we can develop a more robust understanding of love to help people of faith address a culture of violence that has become a part of our lives.

The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. 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.

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