On Tuesday, February 17, Dr. Nancy Elizabeth Bedford will present "Feminism in the Mission of the Church" as the annual Chicago Center for Global Ministries Scherer Lecture. The free lecture will be held at 4:00 p.m. in the Common Room of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 East 55th Street. A reception follows the lecture.
Dr. Bedford is the Georgia Harkness Professor of Applied Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. She is also Profesora Extraordinario No Residente (non-resident professor) at Instituto Universitario ISEDET in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she taught systematic theology from 1995 to 2002. While in Buenos Aires she was professor of dogmatics at the International Baptist Theological Seminary.
Dr. Bedford has published many articles and five books as author or editor. Her forthcoming book is La porfía de la resurrección. Ensayos desde el feminism teológico latinoamericano (Buenos Aires: FTL/Kairos, 2008). She is a member of Reba Place Church in Evanston, Ill.
The annual Scherer Lecture focuses on aspects of the Church's worldwide mission and the life of the world Christian Community. It is supported by the Eleanor and Arnold Scherer Endowment Fund.
The Chicago Center for Global Ministries was formed in 1993 by the Catholic Theological Union (CTU), the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, and McCormick Theological Seminary. It is an ecumenical agency that coordinates the resources for cross-cultural ministries, religious diversity and the study of world Christianity and global mission for the three seminaries.
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