Duke Divinity School will hold the 2019 annual Kenneth Willis Clark Lectures featuring guest speaker Susan R. Garrett, professor of New Testament at Louisville Seminary.
Her first lecture will be titled “Cultural Division: An American Tradition,” on March 26 followed by a second lecture, "Transgenderism and the Bible,” on March 27. Both lectures will be from 12:20 to 1:20 p.m. in 0012 Westbrook. They are free and open to the public.
Dr. Garrett has taught at Louisville Seminary since 1995 and served as dean from June 2012 to September 2018. Previously she taught at Yale Divinity School and at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree at Yale University, a Master of Divinity degree at Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts degree at Duke University (Trinity 1980). Garrett has been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Tübingen and a Henry Luce III Fellow in Theology. She is the author of a number of scholarly articles and several books, including a monograph titled No Ordinary Angel: Celestial Spirits and Christian Claims about Jesus (Yale University Press, 2008).
In 2012 Garrett won a regional award for instructional development for a course designed to help incoming masters-level students increase critical awareness of how they decide what constitutes truth, and to find common ground with people who think differently than they do.
Established in 1984, the Kenneth Willis Clark Lectureship Fund honors the life and work of Clark, a Divinity School faculty member for 36 years. Each year this fund enables the Divinity School to offer a program with special emphasis on New Testament studies and textual criticism.