Friday, March 30, 2007

Reading and Writing Against the Odds: Daughter Disciples of a Sister-Scribe Leaving a Mark in the Scriptures of Israel

Rev. Dr. Wil Gafney
Associate Professor, Old Testament and Homiletics
The Lutheran Thelogical Seminary at Philadelphia

Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture
March 25, 2007

Dr. Gafney is a member of the historic African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas in Philadelphia, Pa. Established in 1792, it is the first Episcopal church in the U.S. founded by and for African Americans. She is also a member of the Dorshei Derekh Reconstructionist Minyan of the Germantown Jewish Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Gafney is particularly interested in how Jews and Christians interpret the texts they hold in common. Among her other interests are feminist biblical studies, rabbinic studies, and issues in translation. Listen to the lecture.

The Katie Geneva Cannon lecture is sponsored by the Women's Center at LPTS.