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Lecture by OBCS Candidate Valerie Cooper on " 'Hidden in the Word': Maria Stewart and the Bible"

Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:25pm
0016 Westbrook
rhymessmith@div.duke.edu

Duke Divinity School will hold a public lecture by the Office of Black Church Studies candidate for director, Valerie Cooper, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia.

This lecture will examine Maria Stewart's biblical hermeneutics and the theological work in her political speeches. Stewart, who many believe to have been the first American woman of any race to give a political speech to an audience that contained both men and women, may have had one of the most unrecognized and under-appreciated African American theological voices of the 19th century.