News Release:

Sep. 22,  2011

Feminist Theologian Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel to Visit Candler Oct. 28

Elisabeth Moltmann-WendelTheologian, journalist, lecturer, and author Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel will address "The Return of Wisdom in Theology," Friday, October 28 at Candler School of Theology. The event is sponsored by Candler's Women, Theology, and Ministry (WTM) program and the Office of the Dean. 

Moltmann-Wendel, a native of Herne, Germany, is a founder of feminist theology in her home country and remains active in lecturing, researching, and writing. Her publications translated into English include Liberty, Equality, Sisterhood: The Women Around Jesus; A Land Flowing with Milk and Honey; I Am My Body; and Rediscovering Friendship

The event begins with a lunch reception at 11 a.m, followed by Moltmann-Wendel¿s address at noon.  After a short break, a panel will convene to discuss her work.

Panelists include Candler's Joy McDougall, associate professor of systematic theology; Michelle Gonzalez Maldonado, associate professor of religious studies at the University of Miami; and Cynthia Rigby, W.C. Brown Professor of Theology at the Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Andrea C. White, assistant professor of theology and culture at Candler School of Theology, will moderate.

The event, including lunch, is free and open to the public, but registration is required. To register, visit www.candler.emory.edu/news/calendar, navigate to October 28, and click "Sign Up."

Moltmann-Wendel's husband, noted theologian Jürgen Moltmann, is a featured speaker at Candler's Reformation Day celebration, Thursday, October 27. For more information about Reformation Day, visit www.pitts.emory.edu/community/reformationday.cfm.