Mondays, September 21 through December 7, 2015.
6:30 – 8:30 pm
Among wise, creative, and inspiring theologians today, Elizabeth Johnson and Diana L. Hayes stand out. Both will be featured in the Hedgerow Seminar and through their most recent books. They will take us to the heart of issues challenging our faith today: our treatment of the natural world, and the poverty and prejudice embedded in U.S. social structures.
All of Elizabeth Johnson’s scholarship has been aimed at raising the voices of women in the church and integrating women’s experience into Christian theology. Her ever-evolving theological work ranges from her call to use all the biblical imagery of God to examining Christology in the light of feminist, liberation, and new cosmology theologies and wagering that an ethic for Earth can develop out of beholding God’s beloved, evolving creation.
As theologian-in-residence with us from October 4 to 13, Diana L. Hayes will explore African American spirituality, which she describes as “born of the pride and pain, the horror and hope of a people whose eyes have always been watching God and whose hands stayed firm on the plow as they fought their way to freedom. It is a spirituality forged in the fiery furnace of more than four hundred years of slavery, segregation, and racism but grounded in a history thousands of years old of a people who believed in someone greater than themselves.”
Diana L. Hayes, Emerita Professor of Systematic Theology at Georgetown University, speaks for and with Black Christian women as a womanist theologian who works to eradicate oppression in all of its forms. Her books will be available for purchase and signing.