Lecture: Women, Faith and the Freedom to Talk About It

Friday, January 28, 2011

Anna Carter Florence, the Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching at Columbia Theological Seminary, will deliver Agnes Scott College’s Faith and Learning Lecture on Feb. 8.

Anna Carter FlorenceThe lecture, "Changing Your Mind in the Belly of the Whale: Women, Faith and the Freedom to Speak What You See and Know," will be held in Rebekah Scott Hall, Woltz Reception Room at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Florence is interested in historical, theological, aesthetic and performative dimensions of preaching and the ways preaching engages other fields and different traditions. Her research focuses on testimony, feminist theology, the role of experience in preaching and the history of preaching women.

She earned her B.A. from Yale University and her Masters of Divinity and Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

The James Ross McCain Faith and Learning Lecture brings a nationally recognized scholar to campus each year. The keynote address focuses on current conversations about questions of faith and values in American culture, providing timely and relevant points of reference for on-campus religious dialogue. The lecture is named for James Ross McCain, Agnes Scott's second president (1923-1951).

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.