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Le Moyne Hosts Talk on the Future of Gender in Anglican Theology

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Graham Ward speaks on “The Future of Gender in Anglican Theology” on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in 244 Reilly Hall, on the Le Moyne College campus.

From the ordination of women as bishops to openly gay clergy – why do issues of gender roil in the Episcopal Church in the U.S. and the worldwide Anglican Communion from England to Singapore and Nigeria? Ward, one of the most influential and creative theologians today, will address this question from the perspectives of a cultural critic, academic theologian and committed priest. Le Moyne Professor of Theology, Donald Maldari, S.J., will provide a response from the perspective of Roman Catholic theology.

Graham Ward is a professor of contextual theology and ethics at the University of Manchester and head of the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. Ward’s current research encompasses Christian social ethics, political theory and cultural hermeneutics, and he is co-director of the Centre for Religion and Political Culture. He has authored nine books, most recently “Christ and Culture,” and “Cultural Transformation and Religious Practice.”

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the gender and women’s studies program. For more information, call (315) 445-4512.

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posted on: 2/8/2011