Duke professor to deliver Jarvis Lecture

Duke University theology and black church studies professor Dr. J. Kameron Carter will speak at East Carolina University at 7 p.m. March 13 in Wright Auditorium.


Carter will discuss “Religion and the post-racial condition,” in the final presentation of the 2011-12 Voyages of Discovery Lecture Series, sponsored by the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences.

Carter’s research addresses Christian thought, particularly the person and work of Jesus Christ, and theological anthropology, the human being in Christian perspective. He is writing a book that examines ideological uses of Jesus in the modern invention of the human, or as he refers to the topic, “the cultural Jesus.” His work addresses the identity of Jesus in light of shifting global realities in the 21st century.

The Jarvis Lecture is co-sponsored by the ECU Religious Studies Program and Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church. Lecturers selected by the ECU program do not necessarily reflect the theology of the Methodist church.

Complimentary tickets are available through the ECU Central Ticket Office at 252-328-4788 or 1-800-ECU-ARTS. Tickets also will be available at the door. Individuals requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event.

The Voyages of Discovery Lecture series is supported through contributions from Harriot College’s Dean’s Advancement Council, university organizations, and individual supporters. To make a contribution, or for additional information, contact the director of the series Dr. John A. Tucker at 252-328-1028 or tuckerjo@ecu.edu, or visit the series’ web site at http://www.ecu.edu/voyages.


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