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Antoinette Brown Lecture

Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 41st annual

A N T O I N E T T E     B R O W N     L E C T U R E

to be delivered by

Bonnie Miller-McLemore 

The E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Religion, Psychology, and Culture, Vanderbilt University Divinity School


 "Mothers, Children, and Theological Knowledge" 


Thursday, March 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Benton Chapel
Vanderbilt University Divinity School


As the forty-first Antoinette Brown lecturer, Professor Bonnie Miller-McLemore will deliver “ Mothers, Children, and Theological Knowledge .” Theology is not located entirely where we have assumed. Although those in theological education and the Christian tradition at large have benefited immensely from all we have learned from what is considered classical or official theology, this lecture hopes to spark imagination about what we have missed by constructing theology so narrowly as an elite academic exercise restricted to technical scholarship. With mothering and children as ground for our imagination, Carpenter Professor Bonnie Miller-McLemore explores a reality often bracketed from theological construction—how knowledge is rooted in and shaped by human bodies that change over time.