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Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies

The Distinguished Lecture in Religious Studies is an annual lecture that brings some of the exciting new scholarship in the field to our campus and community.


Todne Thomas
Associate Professor of African American Religious Studies
Harvard Divinity School

"A Black Church Burned: Sanctuary, Loss, and Place-Making in Knoxville"

February 16, 2023
5:30 PM
Lindsay Young Auditorium (Hodges Library 101)
Webcast link

Knoxville native on campus Thursday
Spirit Guide: How the Arson of a Black Church in Knoxville has Affected More Than the Church Community

Cosponsors: Anthropology, AFST, History, Geography


Past Lectures

Diane WinstonMarla Frederick 
Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Religion and Culture
Emory University, Candler School of Theology

February 10, 2022
5:30 PM

"The Schools of Former Slaves and the Schools of Former Slave Owners: Religion, Race and the Struggle for Education”