Black Theology and Womanist Theology in Dialogue:
Which Way Forward for the Church and the Academy?
October 31—November 4, 2005
University of Chicago Divinity School
Swift Hall, 1025 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60637 Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago
1100 East 55th Street Chicago, Il. 60615
Funded by the Louisville Institute (a program of the Lilly Endowment), sponsored by the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and cosponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, the Office of Community and Government Affairs, the Office of Minority Student Affairs, and the Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, all of the University of Chicago, this conference is being coordinated by Dwight N. Hopkins (University of Chicago) and Linda E. Thomas (Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago). For further information please call Susie McGee at 773-702-8238.
For the first time on a national platform, this historic conference unites black theology and womanist theology in conversation. After 40 years of growth, the two theologies have matured into unique American bodies of knowledge that express new ways of seeing and experiencing the world. Representatives of both perspectives will critically engage issues key to the life and success of everyday people in communities, churches, and in the academy. To realize such a discussion, the entire conference fosters debate. Each male and female participant will speak on topics traditionally associated with the opposite side of the gender equation, followed by a response from his or her counterpart.
The participants of "Black Theology and Womanist Theology in Dialogue" are half women and half men; half practitioners and half academics; three generations of black theologians and womanist theologians speaking not only to themselves, but to the future of America.
Sessions will be held at the University of Chicago Divinity School and the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago. Please note the venue designated for each event on the conference schedule. Directions and maps for each campus are available at http://maps.uchicago.edu/ and http://www.lstc.edu/about/driving.html.
Click here for a complete schedule. All sessions are free and open to the public.