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"Crucified: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Moral Problem Incarnate” Lecture with OBCS Director Candidate Eboni Marshall-Turman of Hood Theological Seminary

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture, "Crucified: Black Women, the Black Church, and the Moral Problem Incarnate,” by Eboni Marshall-Turman, visiting professor at Hood Theological Seminary in Salisbury, N.C. She is a candidate for the director of the Office of the Black Chuch Studies at the school.

The lecture will offer a womanist theolethical analysis of gender oppression in black churches. In the analysis, Marshall-Turman will argue that this moral dilemma threatens the fragmentation of the black body of Christ. It also will acknowledge the historical and present significance of the Black Church in the life of the black community, both male and female. The analysis calls for resisting the compulsion to declare Afro-ecciesial expiration, and instead points toward redemptive possibilites for the Black Church by posing the critical and ethical interrogative, "What shall we do with this broken body?"