Poetry’s Theological Potential: Explorations in Black Women’s Poetry and Christian Theology

Date/Time
Date(s) - 03/19/2022
9:00 am - 1:45 pm

Location
Northway Christian Church

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Poetry’s Theological Potential: Explorations in Black Women’s Poetry and Christian Theology
Sixteenth Fay and Alfred C. Grosse Seminar on Religion and the Literary Arts
Saturday, March 19, 9:00 am to 1:45 pm (Central Time)
Northway Christian Church, 7202 W Northwest Hwy, Dallas, TX 75225

What does poetry offer to the life of theology? What opens up imaginatively if theology were considered through the poetic? In this session we will explore the theological messaging of poetry, particularly from Black feminist artists. In thinking with these voices and the experiences of which they write, we will examine how the personal is not only political, but also theological.

Oluwatomisin Oredein is Assistant Professor of Black Religious Traditions and Constructive Theology and Ethics and the Director of Black Church Studies at Brite Divinity School in Fort Worth, TX. Her scholastic work engages theopoetics, womanist theology and ethics, postcolonial thought, and Black theology from a diasporic perspective.