"Pentecostalism, Poverty & Power" Lecture with Professor Ruth Marshall of University of Toronto
Ruth Marshall, professor in the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto, will speak on "Pentecostalism, Poverty & Power" as the third speaker in the Religions and Public Life speaker series sponsored by the Religions and Public Life Initiative at Duke University.
The six-part series features leaders who bridge the academic and faith communities. They will address the intersection of religion and social issues at local and global levels.
Marshall is a specialist in African politics, post-colonial theory, political philosophy, religion and politics, and other related fields. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (The University of Chicago Press, 2009) and "God is not a Democrat': Pentecostalism and Democratisation in Nigeria" in Paul Gifford (ed.) The Christian Churches and the Democratisation of Africa (Brill Academic Publishers, 1995).
The Religions and Public Life initiative is sponsored by the Kenan Institute for Ethics, Duke Divinity School, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences.