Dr. J. Kameron Carter of Duke Divinity

Georgetown, KY — The Marshall Center for Christian Ministry of Georgetown College welcomes a theologian for Tuesday’s George W. Redding Endowed Lecture who is certain to engage our thinking about race and gender.

Dr. J. Kameron Carter, Associate Professor in Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School, teaches courses in both theology and black church studies. His free lecture at 11 a.m. (Sept. 27) in John L. Hill Chapel is entitled “On the Politics of the Christian Life: Thinking with Du Bois and Karl Barth.”

Marshall Center executive director Ken Holden became especially excited about the speaker when Dr. Mark Medley of the Baptist Seminary of Kentucky said to him, “J. Kameron Carter is coming here?!! Why, Dr. Carter is one of the young. bright lights in theological study in America today.”

Working as a theologian, Dr. Carter addresses the basic areas of Christian thought, especially attending to Christology (the person and work of Jesus Christ) and theological anthropology (the human being in Christian perspective).

Dr. Carter investigates the complex forms of identity (especially around race, gender, and nationalism) that have come to mark us all. He is particularly interested in the implication of Christian theological thought forms and the specific deployments of Christianity’s social imagination in these identity and social formations, the formations we inhabit.

Kameron Carter is the author of Race: A Theological Account (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). A forthcoming book by Dr. Carter is entitled The Secular Jesus: Religion and the Project of Civilization (Yale University Press).

George Walker Redding – for whom this lecture is named – was a much loved member of the Georgetown faculty for 30 years (1943-73).  Dr. Redding taught courses in Bible and chaired what became the Religion Department. After retiring from the College in 1973, he continued to teach until his death in 1989. In 1997, Georgetown College inducted the 1927 graduate into its Hall of Fame.