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Religious Studies Lecture Series Features Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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Eboni Marshall Turman Speaks at SpelmanThe Spelman College Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies will continue its 2021 Religious Studies Lecture Series on Thursday, March, 4 at 5 p.m., EST, with a virtual lecture featuring Eboni Marshall Turman, Ph.D., assistant professor of theology and African American religion at Yale University Divinity School.

Dr. Turman, who research interests include the varieties of 20th century US theological liberalisms, most especially Black and womanist theological, social ethical, and theo-aesthetic traditions, will engage the Spelman community in a lively and timely conversation about "Religion and Violence: A Womanist Theology."

In addition to several journal articles and book chapters, Dr. Turman is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon. Her current book project is tentatively titled, "Black Woman’s Burden: Male Power, Gender Violence, and the Scandal of African American Social Christianity," and she has recently begun preliminary research for her third monograph titled, "Loves the Spirit: The Black Womanist Theological Idea."  She is a 2018 recipient of the Inspire Yale award, and a 2018 recipient of the Yale University Bouchet Faculty Excellence award for research and teaching.


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The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies offers two majors, one in philosophy and the other in religious studies. While the two majors complement and enhance each other, they retain their separate identities and missions. In both programs, Spelman students learn how to read critically, write cogently, identify and interrogate historical and contemporary discourses, apply discipline-specific research methods, conduct and present their own research in their courses, and employ inquiry-based learning so as to take ultimate responsibility for their own academic potential.

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New Journal: Black Women and Religious Cultures

Spelman College Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies

While persons across the globe witness the historic election of a mixed-race African and South Asian descended woman as vice president of the United States, we invite you to celebrate the inaugural issue of "Black Women and Religious Cultures," a new biannual peer-reviewed journal that centralizes intellectual discourses by and about Black women and their complex, intersectional realities, individualities, and practices related to religions and spiritualities throughout Africa and the African Diaspora.

The first issue features essays by Beverly Wallace, Debbie Frempong, Livia Maria Santana e Sant’ Anna Vaz, and Carolyn Medine. Sign up to view issue one of "Black Women Religious Cultures." 

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