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Katie Geneva Cannon Lecture and Workshop is September 11-12

Aug 09, 2016

Margaret AymerThe Women’s Center at Louisville Seminary will welcome the Rev. Dr. Margaret Aymer to campus on Sunday, September 11, and Monday, September 12, as part of the center’s biennial Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship and Workshop.

Aymer (pictured), an associate professor of New Testament at Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, will present “A Stewardship of Incarnation” at 7 p.m. on September 11. The lecture will take place in Hundley Hall at Gardencourt, which is located on Louisville Seminary’s campus (1044 Alta Vista Road, Louisville, Ky. 40205). In her comments, Aymer will make an argument against a focus on privilege and toward a focus on incarnation as the primary matter at the heart of social justice.

On September 12, at 10 a.m., Aymer will facilitate a workshop, “Reading from the Margins” at Louisville Seminary’s Laws Lodge. The workshop will address those who are marginalized in the biblical context and our own, and discover how this work will affect how we teach, preach and do ministry together. A lunch at the Women’s Center will follow the workshop.

The lecture, workshop and luncheon are free to all who attend, but registration is required for the September 12 workshop. To register and for more information, contact the Rev. Dr. Maxine Thomas at mthomas@lpts.edu or (502) 894-2285.

About Margaret Aymer
Margaret Aymer has served the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) broadly. She has served on the Presbyteries’ Cooperative Committee on Examinations since 2010, moderating the six persons who write the Bible Exegesis Ordination Examination for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). She was a member of the Committee on Preparation of Ministry of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from 2010-2011, training sessions (governing bodies) of local congregations on the ordination process and their responsibilities therein. Aymer was also a member of the General Assembly Task Force on Civil Unions and Marriage (2009-2010), and she served as a steering committee member for the Committee on Theological Education Consultation on Racism from 2004-2008.

Prior to joining Austin Seminary’s faculty in 2015, Aymer was associate professor of New Testament at the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Aymer wrote “Confessing the Beatitudes,” the 2011-2102 Horizons Bible Study (the annual Bible study resource for Presbyterian women), for which she won the Award of Excellence by the Associated Church Press. She has also published three books: James: Diaspora Rhetorics of a Friend of God (Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015); The New Testament: Fortress Commentary on the Bible (Fortress Press, 2014); First Pure, Then Peaceable: Frederick Douglass Reads James (T&T Clark, 2008), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters. Her latest book, Islanders, Islands and the Bible: Ruminations, (Society of Biblical Studies Press) was published in 2015.

About the Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship
The Katie Geneva Cannon Lectureship is named in honor of the first African American woman to be ordained in the Presbyterian denomination and a “mother” of womanist theology. The program presents a woman scholar who belongs to a racial ethnic minority in the United States and who raises a critical voice against the dominant oppressive structures and ideologies of the era.

About Louisville Seminary
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