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Windows on the World: Dr. Emerson Powery (details in description)
March 16 @ 10:00 am - 10:50 am
AS PART OF EASTERN UNIVERSITY’S FAITH FORUM
Dr. Emerson Powery, Professor of Biblical Studies, MessiahCollege and Associate Director, Clergy Leadership Program of Central PA
“Can Scripture Speak for Itself? Race and the Bible in American History”
Dr. Emerson Powery will discuss the function of biblical interpretation during the period of the abolitionist movement in antebellum America. Concentrating on enslaved voices – and their commitment to freedom – allows us to appreciate the contribution of marginal voices to the larger discussion of the role the Bible played in the American crisis of human bondage. It also hints at possibilities for how we might interpret the Bible during the crises of our day.