Preaching and the Next Great Awakening
Join with Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill Union alums on Saturday, September 29, at 12:30 p.m., to meet Dr. Gary Dorrien ‘78, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics, and to hear his address titled “Preaching and the Next Great Awakening” at the Leonard Building, Lewis Lecture Hall, at Shaw University Divinity School in Raleigh.
Dr. Dorrien will be delivering his lecture as part of an ongoing series organized by the Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. ’62, Union’s Harry Emerson Fosdick Distinguished Professor Emeritus, to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King.
Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity for alums to gather for a photo with Dr. Dorrien and Dr. Forbes.
The Fall 2018 lectures are free and open to the public. For information on this and other upcoming lectures in the series and/or to register, click here.
Parking is available at the rear of the building, on the main campus of Shaw University, or across from the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium.
About Dr. Dorrien (Faculty Bio)
Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. An Episcopal priest and lifelong athlete, he was previously the Parfet Distinguished Professor at Kalamazoo College, where he taught for 18 years and also served as Dean of Stetson Chapel and Director of the Liberal Arts Colloquium.
Professor Dorrien is the author of 16 books and approximately 275 articles that range across the fields of ethics, social theory, theology, philosophy, politics, and history. Philosopher Cornel West describes him as “the preeminent social ethicist in North America today” and philosopher Robert Neville describes him as “the most rigorous theological historian of our time.”