Events Calendar

February 6

Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, Reception & Book Signing

Description: In honor of Black History Month, Diversities will host Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings, Duke University professor, an ordained Baptist Minister. Iliff will welcome Jennings as the Winter Quarter 2013 Jameson Jones Preacher at Sacred Time, Iliff Chapel. A reception and book signing is planned the same evening at the Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library. Reception Invitation (download pdf)

See an interview with Jennings on Colorado & Company, 9News.

Jennings received The Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Religion (AAR) for his latest book, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale University Press 2010). In The Christian Imagination, Jennings explores how Christianity’s highly refined process of socialization has inadvertently created segregated societies, arguing that Christianity has forged Christian nations rather than communion between disparate groups and individuals. AAR presents the awards to scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. Jennings teaches in the areas of systematic theology and black church and cultural studies. The author of numerous articles, his research interests include these areas as well as liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology.

Residency dates, Feb. 5-7, 2013:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 6, Preaching, 11 a.m., Iliff Chapel, followed by community meal ($5), Noon, Great Hall
  • Wednesday, Feb. 6, Reception and book signing, 6-7:30 p.m., Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver, free and open to the public
  • Thursday, Feb. 7, Panel Discussion, part of Korbel Lecture Series, “Religion & Violence” featuring Jennings, Ph.D, Edward Antonio, Ph.D, and Alan Gilbert, Ph.D, University of Denver, Korbel School of International Studies, Arthur Gilbert Cyber Cafe,

Date: Feb. 6, 2013, 6-7:30 p.m. – Reception and book signing, Blair Caldwell African American Research Library. Reception Invitation (pdf)

Location: Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library, 2401 Welton St., Denver, CO 80205

Info/Contact: M. Celeste Jackson, 303-765-3119 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are encouraged.