Dr. Jacquelyn Grant
Dr. Jacquelyn Grant is the Fuller E. Callaway Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at the Interdenominational Theological Center. One of the founders of Womanist Theology and Ethics, Grant has written or edited several books, including White Women’s Christ and Black Women’s Jesus: Feminist Christology and Womanist Response, the all-time best selling book released by Scholars Press, and her most recent book, Perspectives on Womanist Theology. Born in Georgetown, South Carolina, Grant attended Bennett College and the Turner Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned her Ph.D. from Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Celebrating James H. Cone, Presented by Candler School of Theology, Emory University
In his posthumous memoir, Said I Wasn’t Gonna Tell Nobody (2018), James H. Cone said of his career, “I write because writing is the way I fight. Teaching is the way I resist, doing what I can to subvert white supremacy.” Cone, known as “the father of black liberation theology,” died on April 28, 2018. Decades after his groundbreaking Black Theology and Black Power (1969) and A Black Theology of Liberation (1970), his masterpiece The Cross and the Lynching Tree (2011), had won him new audiences in the age of #BlackLivesMatter, as well as the prestigious 2018 Grawemeyer Award. This session will feature several of James Cone’s students and colleagues, reflecting on his life and legacy, his impact as a teacher, mentor, and colleague, and the meaning of his work for today. This session is presented by the Laney Moral Leadership Program at Candler School of Theology, Emory University.
Dr. Letitia M. Campbell is Assistant Professor in the Practice of Ethics and Society; Director of Contextual Education I and Clinical Pastoral Education; and Senior Program Coordinator for the Laney Program in Moral Leadership at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.