Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology Visits Denison
Date of Event: September 24, 2009
Posted: September 11, 2009
Professor James H. Cone will deliver the lecture “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24, in Slayter Hall Auditorium at Denison University (200 Ridge Road). This event is sponsored by the Goodspeed Lecture Series and the year-long Denison Campus Theme, “Consumption,” and is free and open to the public.
Cone is the Charles A. Briggs Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary. He is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. He is the author of eleven books and more than 150 articles and has lectured at more than 1,000 universities and community organizations throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Cone is best known for his ground-breaking works, “Black Theology & Black Power” (1969) and “A Black Theology of Liberation” (1970); he is also the author of the highly acclaimed “God of the Oppressed,” (1975) and of “Martin & Malcolm & America: A Dream or a Nightmare?” (1991. His most recent publication is “Risks of Faith” (1999).
The Goodspeed Lecture Series features scholars whose work is in the field of religion or is related to religious issues. The series is named in honor of the late Edgar J. Goodspeed, a 1890 Denison graduate, who was one of nine biblical scholars who worked on the Revised Standard Version of the Scriptures.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville—Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology James H. Cone lecture “Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen” at 7:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 24, in Slayter Auditorium at Denison University (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-6241 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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