Dr. M. Shawn Copeland
Dr. M. Shawn Copeland, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Boston College, will be the 7th annual Katie Geneva Cannon lecturer. Dr. Copeland is the author of numerous articles focusing on the ethical and theological lessons of black women’s lives, experience, and spiritual struggles. Her early work on suffering in womanist perspective is now classic. (See the widely anthologized “‘Wading through Many Sorrows’: Toward a Theology of Suffering in Womanist Perspective” – in, among other collections, A Troubling in My Soul: Womanist Perspectives on Evil and Suffering
, Emilie M. Townes, ed. (Maryknoll: Orbis, 1993) 109-129.) More recently she is the author of Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being
(Fortress Press, 2010); The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille:
The Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality (Paulist Press, 2009); and Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience.
With LaReine-Marie Mosely and Albert Raboteau (Orbis Books, 2009).
The Women’s Center is grateful that Dr. Copeland is able to include the Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture in her active scholarly and public speaking schedule, and we look forward to hearing from her in September.
The Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture is set for Sunday, September 23, 7:00 p.m., in Hundley Hall, Gardencourt, on the LPTS campus. Dr. Copeland will lead a workshop on Monday following the lecture at 10:30 a.m. in Laws Lodge. We are also looking forward to Monday worship, 9:00 a.m. in Caldwell Chapel, with Alumna preacher Kerri Allen. Monday’s events will be capped by a closing lunch and worship in the Women’s Center.
For additional information and pre-lecture registration, contact the Women’s Center, 502.894.2285. We hope to see many of our readers there!