Teresa Morgan, professor of Graeco-Roman history at Oxford University and McDonald Visiting Distinguished Scholar at Candler, will present a dean’s lecture on Wednesday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in Room 252 of Candler’s Rita Anne Rollins Building. This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. A complimentary boxed lunch will be provided for all who register by April 16 at 5:00 p.m.
In her lecture, titled “Can Theology Talk to History?” Morgan will examine the current state of debate within theology between theology and history, arguing that the two fields are moving closer together, and can fruitfully be brought closer still through the development of a “hermeneutic of trust.”
Morgan’s research interests include the history of ideas and mentality, cultural history, Church history, the history of religions, ethics, theoretical historiography, the history of education and scholarship, and the history of gender and sexuality. She is the author of five books, including Roman Faith and Christian Faith: Pistes and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches (2015, Oxford University Press).
Candler School of Theology is located on the campus of Emory University, at 1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322.