Theological Education as Justice Formation
with Dr. Willie Jennings
Monday, September 27, 7:00-9:00 pm
(includes meeting of Faculty Area Groups)
Join us for this Virtual Event!
“Theological Education is in the midst of an epic struggle,” writes Jennings in “After Whiteness”–a struggle that we think is between traditionalists and re-constructionists but is really against the shared foe of living within a long history of Western education shaped for the ends of white, masculinist, supremacy in and through colonialism.
If true then, the culture and ethos, practices and traditions, relationships and forms of communion in theological education must be critically unravelled, and gradually rebuilt. Jennings urges us to move toward a vision of theological education as one of desire for one another–teachers, students, staff and those we serve–as God’s truly beloved. Perhaps then we can shape theological education as a community that lives and forms justice.
Introduction by Dr. Cheryl Sanders
Howard University School of Divinity
Response by Dr. David Cloutier
Catholic University of America
For a Review (and reflection upon) After Whiteness: an Education in Belonging by Dr. Larry Golemon visit: Review “After Whiteness” by a white-male-Calvinist… Missionary… Ecumenist
We strongly recommend you read AFTER WHITENESS before the event!
Dr. Jennings is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School and former Academic Dean at Duke Divinity School. He is the author of over 40 articles and the award-winning books, The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (2010) and Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate (2018). He also authored the insightful and challenging book, After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging (2020), written for the Theological Education
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