Events for February 7, 2013
2013 Alumni/ae Awards Banquet
February 7, 2013 12:39pm-12:39pm
Description: Iliff’s 2013 Alumni/ae Awards Banquet will honor the outstanding work of our alumni on an evening of fellowship and celebration. This year’s honorees include Outstanding Recent Alumna, Nadia Boltz-Weber (MDIV ’07); Distinguished Alumnus, Paul Easley (MDIV ‘); and Honorary Alumnus, Larry Graham, Iliff professor of pastoral theology and care.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 p.m.
Location: Iliff School of Theology, Great Hall, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210
Jameson Jones Visiting Preacher, Rev. Dr. Willie Jennings
February 7, 2013 11:00am-12:00pm
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. The service will be followed by community meal in Iliff Great Hall. (See Willie Jennings’ interview 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. 6-7, 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. Reception Invitation (download pdf)
- 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, 11 a.m.-Noon – Sacred Time, Chapel
Service followed by community meal ($5), Great Hall
Location: Iliff School of Theology, Iliff Chapel, 2201 S. University Blvd., Denver, CO 80210
Korbel Lecture Series: Prof. Willie Jennings, Religion and Race
February 7, 2013 12:00pm-1:30pm
Description: Professor Willie Jennings, Duke University Divinity School, will participate in the Korbel Lecture Series and speak on “Religion and Race: The Colonial Experience Considered.”
A discussion will follow led by panelists:
- Professor Alan Gilbert, John Evans Professor, Josef Korbel School of International Studies
- Professor Edward Antonio, Harvey H. Potthoff Associate Professor of Christian Theology and Social Theory, Iliff School of Theology
The Korbel Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Iliff’s Diversities Program. This lecture is free and open to the public.
Date: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, 12-1:30 p.m.
Location: Josef Korbel School of International Studies, The University of Denver, 2201 S. Gaylord St., Denver, 80210