Lecture: Shelly Matthews on the Lynching Tree and the Cross (Canceled)

Monday, March 16, 2020
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM (ET)
SMITH Rehm Lib
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Lecture - Speaker
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Danielle Kane
3748
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McFarland Ctr. for Religion, Ethics and Culture
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https://events.holycross.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?EventDetailId=12781

MOVED TO SEELOS THEATER

Shelly Matthews, professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School, will explore African American theologian James Cone’s belief that contemplating the crucifixion of Jesus makes possible a fuller understanding of Christian identity, white supremacist violence, and the legacy of slavery in the contemporary U.S. context. Further, she argues that the inverse relationship also holds: scholars of the ancient Roman Empire might consider modern lynching practices, as a means to understand more fully the workings of ancient crucifixion. She is co-chair, with Tat-Siong Benny Liew, of the Society of Biblical Literature consultation on Racism, Pedagogy and Biblical Studies.

Her lecture is sponsored by the McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture and the Class of 1956 Chair in New Testament Studies

Categories: McFarland Center for Religion, Ethics and Culture,Religious Studies


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