Please join the Fellowship for Protestant Ethics for a public lecture by award winning author, professor, and minister Dr. Willie James Jennings. Jennings' book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective category the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.” Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews, as well as essays on academic administration and blog posts for Religion Dispatches.
Jennings' talk "After Whiteness: Embracing the Virtue of Refusal" will explore the prospects and limits of protestant ethics in the face of anti-black ideological deformation. The event will be held on Saturday, July 27th from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Episcopal Cathedral of Saint James (117 N Lafayette Blvd., South Bend, IN 46601).
For more information please contact Kyle Lambelet.