Upcoming Events

Inaugural James H. Cone Lecture Presented by Dr. Anthony B. Pinn

November 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UTS Communications

The View from Bearden: James Cone, Black Suffering, and Theologizing Poetic Imagination

Union is pleased to announce the Inaugural James H. Cone Lecture. This annual lecture, in honor of Dr. James H. Cone, the father of Black Liberation Theology, will continue forth his legacy of prophetic Black theological and religious thought that pricks the conscience of America.

Join us Wednesday, November 11 at 6:00 p.m. EST, as Dr. Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University will deliver a lecture titled The View from Bearden: James Cone, Black Suffering, and Theologizing Poetic Imagination. Following the lecture there will be Q&A moderated by EDS at Union Dean Kelly Brown Douglas, who also holds the Bill & Judith Moyers Chair of Theology– the chair previously held by Dr. Cone.

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Attendees to this virtual event must RSVP to receive webinar login information. This event will also be streamed live on the Union Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

About Anthony B. Pinn

Anthony B. Pinn received his BA from Columbia University, Master of Divinity and Ph.D. in the study of religion from Harvard University. He is currently the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and professor of religion at Rice University. He is also a Professor Extraordinaries at the University of South Africa. Pinn is the founding director of the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University, and the inaugural director of the Center for African and African American Studies also at Rice. In addition, he is Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies – a Washington, DC-based think tank. Pinn’s research interests include religion and culture; theories of African American religion, black religious thought, and hip hop culture. He is the author/editor of over 35 books, including Terror and Triumph:  The Nature of Black Religion (2003), Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought (2010), Humanism: Essays in Race, Religion, and Cultural Production (2015), and a novel titled The New Disciples (2015).