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Lowell Lecture

Annual Candlemas Lecture | Willie Jennings: To Hear the World Again: Giving Christians an Actual Doctrine of Creation

Date & Time

Feb. 8, 2018 at 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.


Boston College - Devlin 101
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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Presenting Organization

Boston College


Humanities Theology


Lauren Wilwerding (, (617) 552-2203)

Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. His book The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (2010) won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion and the Grawemeyer Award in Religion. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.” Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology, Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen reviews, as well as essays on academic administration and blog posts for Religion Dispatches. Jennings recently completed Acts: A Commentary, The Revolution of the Intimate and is at work on a new project on the doctrine of creation, tentatively titled Reframing the World. Jennings is an ordained Baptist minister and has served as interim pastor for several North Carolina churches.

Co-sponsored with the Theology Department.