The Morpeth Lecture returns in 2018 with keynote speaker Professor Juliana Claassens.
The lecture series was founded to bring theological engagement into the issues of contemporary life.
Keynote speaker: Prof Juliana Claassens is Professor in Old Testament and Head of the Gender Unit at the Faculty of Theology, Stellenbosch University. Her most recent book Claiming Her Dignity: Female Resistance in the Old Testament has been published with Liturgical Press in 2016, and won third prize in the Gender section of the Catholic Book Association Book Awards. She is also the author of Mourner, Mother, Midwife: Reimagining God’s Liberating Presence (Westminster John Knox 2012) and The God who Provides: Biblical Images of Divine Nourishment (Abingdon, 2004). Her research and teaching interests include Gender, Postcolonial and Trauma Hermeneutics and the Old Testament. She has written across the canon, but particularly enjoys teaching and writing on the Prophets and the Pentateuch. She is an ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa with special assignment Theological Education.
Date: Tuesday June 5 2018
Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle