Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the "Fury in the Negro"
Distinguished theologian and ethicist Prof Gary Dorrien will give a lecture titled Breaking White Supremacy: The Black Social Gospel, Martin Luther King, Jr., and the “Fury in the Negro” on Monday, April 16, at 4 p.m. in the Information Commons, 4th Floor Lecture Hall. Sponsored by the John Cardinal Cody Chair of Theology and the Richard A. McCormick, S.J. Chair in Catholic Moral Theology All are invited.
Gary Dorrien is the Reinhold Niebuhr Professor of Social Ethics at Union Theological Seminary and Professor of Religion at Columbia University. Prof. Dorrien is the author of 16 books and approximately 275 articles that range across the fields of ethics, social theory, theology, philosophy, politics, and history. Philosopher Cornel West describes him as “the preeminent social ethicist in North America today” and philosopher Robert Neville describes him as “the most rigorous theological historian of our time.” Prof. Dorrien’s recent book, Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit: The Idealistic Logic of Modern Theology, won the PROSE Award from the Association of American Publishers as the best book in Theology and Religious Studies of 2012.