McClendon Symposium '18

LIVED LEADERSHIP: LESSONS FROM MLK

Date: 19th november 2018
Location: Baptist House, Postjesweg 150, Amsterdam

Reggie Williams

Dr. Reggie Williams will be the main speaker at the McClendon Symposium. Williams is a christian ethicist at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. His research is mainly focussed on the interpretation of Jesus, race, politics and the black church. Reggie will talk about “Reading Lives as Sacred Text: The Incarnational Ethics of Martin Luther King Jr., Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Harriet Tubman”. He’s also the author of “Bonhoeffer's Black Jesus: Harlem Renaissance Theology and an Ethic of Resistance”, witch was selected as a Choice Outstanding Title in 2015.

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Main speaker

Schedule

  • 13.30:

    Welcome and opening by drs. Teun van der Leer (rector at the Dutch Baptist Seminary) and prof. dr. Ruard Ganzevoort (dean at VU Amsterdam).

  • 13.40:

    Reading Lives as Sacred Text: The Incarnational Ethics of Martin Luther King Jr., Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Harriet Tubman by Reggie L. Williams

    Main lecture
  • 14.30:

    Break

  • 14.45:

    Responses on Dr. Williams lecture by:

    • Prof. dr. Nancey Murphy
    • Drs. Godian Ejiogu
  • 15.45:

    Forum discussion

  • 16.30:

    Closing and reception

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  • € 20,- normal registration
  • € 15,- student registration

Location

Dr. Martin Luther King visits the Netherlands in 1964
Dr. Martin Luther King receives his honorary degree at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 1965.

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