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2020-2021 Weltin Lecture: Reading Race in Early Christian Texts

Friday, April 23 | 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Virtual Event

Philippa Townsend explores the intersection of ancient and modern discourses on race, asking how the study of ethnicity in the ancient world connects to the current context, how early Christian texts construct kinship and ethnic difference, and how interpretation of those texts has shaped contemporary ideas about race and religion.

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Religious Studies
Event Contact

Sarah O'Donnell | sarah.odonnell@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Philippa Townsend is the Chancellor's Fellow in New Testament and Christian Origins & Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for the School of Divinity/New College at University of Edinburgh.

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