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Messiah College to host Dr. Willie James Jennings lecture Nov. 3

October 14th, 2015

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (Oct. 14, 2015) — Dr. Willie James Jennings will discuss “Overcoming the Geographies of Race” Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. in Hostestter Chapel. His book “The Christian Imagination” discusses how Christianity has affected segregation. The lecture is sponsored by the Messiah College Ethnic & Areas Studies Major, Biblical and Religious Studies Dept., and the Center for the Public Humanities. For more information contact Dr. Emerson Powery at

About Dr. Willie James Jennings

Dr. Willie James Jennings is associate professor of theology and black church studies at Duke Divinity School. As an active community member he is active teaching as a preaching minister at his local church. He is the author of numerous articles on theology, cultural identity and anthropology. Dr. Jennings is the winner of the 2015 Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Religion.

About Messiah College

Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg.


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