Fall 2011 Gardner C. Taylor Lecture

The Office of Black Church Studies will sponsor its 2011 fall Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series on Sept. 27-28, 2011. The lecture series, established in 1975 and named in honor of the Rev. Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, provides opportunities to hear outstanding black preachers in Duke Divinity School classes and worship services.

This fall’s lecturer will be Dr. Dale P. Andrews, distinguished professor of homiletics, social justice and practical theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion. An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr. Andrews has served AME Zion churches in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
11:25 a.m. Worship in Goodson Chapel
Duke Divinity School
12:30 p.m. Community Luncheon  (tickets required)
Alumni Memorial Common Room
Duke Divinity School
2:30 p.m. Gardner C. Taylor Lecture
Goodson Chapel
Duke Divinity School
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
11:25 a.m. Worship in Goodson Chapel
Duke Divinity School
12:30 p.m. Lunch and Panel Discussion (tickets required)
Alumni Memorial Common Room
   

For more information about this event, call (919) 660-3461 or email obcs@div.duke.edu.

About the Speaker

Dr. Dale P. Andrews joined the faculty of Vanderbilt University Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion in 2010 as Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice and Practical Theology. Previously he served on the faculty of Boston University School of Theology as the Martin Luther King Jr. Professor of Homiletics and Pastoral Theology.

Dr. Andrews earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University and M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was a visiting research fellow at Oxford University and has conducted two international study tours in Guatemala and Brazil. An ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, Dr. Andrews has served AME Zion churches in Connecticut and New Jersey.

Dr. Andrews has received numerous fellowships and awards for his studies. In addition to multiple chapters in diverse edited volumes and many journal articles, he is the author of Practical Theology for Black Churches: Bridging Black Theology and African American Folk Religion, published by Westminster John Knox Press, 2002. He also co-authored Listening to Listeners: Homiletical Case Studies (Chalice Press, 2004) and New Proclamation: Advent through Holy Week, Year A, 2004-2005 (Augsburg Fortress Press, 2004). Dr. Andrews formerly served as co-editor to the journal Family Ministry, and now serves as co-editor of the journal Homiletic.