Featured Speaker: Dr. Ellen Davis
Friday, April 4, 2014 – 10:30am
Suggested Donation $10
The T.V. Moore Lectures were endowed by Thomas Verner Moore, a professor of systematic theology at San Francisco Theological Seminary from 1906-1926. The purpose of this endowment was to guarantee an annual lectureship that would make sure that the problems of life would be tackled from the base of a Biblical Christian Faith.
This year, the seminary has invited Dr. Ellen Davis, the Amos Ragan Kearns Distinguished Professor of Bible and Practical Theology, and Ambassador to South Sudan for Duke Divinity School, to be this year’s T.V. Moore Lectures speaker. She will speak on her extensive work in the South Sudan.
The author of eight books and many articles, her research interests focus on how biblical interpretation bears on the life of faith communities and their response to urgent public issues, particularly the environmental crisis and interfaith relations. Her most recent book, Scripture, Culture, and Agriculture: An Agrarian Reading of the Bible (Cambridge University Press, 2009), integrates biblical studies with a critique of industrial agriculture and food production. Her other publications include Wondrous Depth: Old Testament Preaching (Westminster John Knox, 2005); Who Are You, My Daughter? Reading Ruth through Image and Text (Westminster John Knox, 2003), an annotated translation accompanying woodcuts by Margaret Adams Parker; Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament (Cowley, 2002); and The Art of Reading Scripture (Eerdmans, 2003), co-edited with Richard Hays.
Davis has long been involved in inter-religious dialogue and is now cooperating with the Episcopal Church of Sudan to develop theological education, community health, and sustainable agriculture.