Hood Seminary opening convocation happens Sept. 13

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 8, 2013

SALISBURY — Dr. Vergel Lattimore, president-elect of Hood Theological Seminary, announced that Dr. Henry J. Young, visiting professor of theology and ethics at Hood, will be the speaker for the opening convocation.
“We are honored to have Dr. Young, a highly regarded theologian and scholar, as a visiting professor at Hood this year and proud to announce him as the speaker for our opening convocation service” said Lattimore.
The opening convocation service will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13, in the multi-purpose room on the seminary campus. This service marks the official beginning of the academic year and is a time when the seminary community joins together asking God’s guidance throughout the coming year. It is also a time that new students personally sign their names in a document which serves as a part of the historical record of the seminary. The public is invited to attend the service.
Young was in born in Boca Raton Beach, Fla. He received his B.A. in philosophy and religion from Tougaloo College, a master of theology degree from Boston University, and his Ph.D. in systematic theology from The Hartford Seminary. His areas of expertise and research interest are: process philosophy and theology, systematic theology, nineteenth century European theology, philosophy of religion and Western culture, and New Testament theology.
Young was a faculty member of the philosophy and religion department at UNC-Wilmington before coming to Hood. Young has published and has lectured at colleges, universities and theological seminaries throughout the United States. He is married to Aleta Joyce Downs from Boston, Mass., and they have one daughter, Aleta Renee Young.
Hood Seminary, located 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Its student body comprises persons from many different denominations. Accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the seminary is sponsored by the AME Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church. As a theological seminary, it provides for the church an educational community in which Christian maturity and ministerial preparation take place together.