TurmanCandler’s Black Church Studies program will host its annual Anna Julia Cooper Lecture on February 24, featuring the Rev. Dr. Eboni Marshall Turman as this year’s speaker. Turman serves as assistant research professor of theological ethics and Black Church Studies and director of the Office of Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School. The lecture, "Resurrecting the Black Body: Womanist Theoethical Considerations of a Future for the Afro-Ecclesia," will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. A free boxed lunch will be provided for those who register by Thursday, February 18 at 5:00 p.m. Register here.

An ordained minister in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Turman served for ten years as the assistant minister of the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York City, where she was the youngest woman to be licensed and ordained by the church in its 208-year history.

Her research interests include womanist/feminist liberation theology and ethics, the black radical tradition, black intellectuals and religion, and the intersection of dogmatics and the African American Christian tradition. She is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

In 2014, Turman was inducted into the Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collegium of Scholars. She has been named one of Ebony magazine’s Young Faith Leaders in the Black Community, and was included in The Network Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2009.

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