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Lecture series at Hood features Eric Williams, PhD

Friday, Feb 21 at 7 p.m.

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Annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday, Feb 21 at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, Feb 22 at 10:00 a.m. Both lectures will be held in the Aymer Center on the Seminary campus at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive in Salisbury, North Carolina and are free and open to the public.

You can register here: https://hts.360alumni.com/events/view/6407

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Eric Williams, PhD holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Sociology from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the McCormick Theological Seminary, the Master of Divinity degree from Duke University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious Studies from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom. Alongside of his academic credentials, Williams is an ordained minister of the Church of God in Christ.

Williams has taught history, religion and African American Studies at several institutions including: Western Theological Seminary; Ashland Theological Seminary (Detroit); Iowa State University; Boston College; and Harvard University. Williams currently serves as the Curator of Religion for the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, D.C.

Williams’ current research examines the meanings of religion within African American history and culture, and the role and influences of African religions in the Atlantic world. Williams’ research and studies have taken him to the continents of Africa, South America, Europe, extensively throughout the continental United States, Mexico, and to several islands of the Caribbean. Williams considers himself a transatlantic commuter, a collector of words, and an emergent jazz-man in the world of ideas. Being deeply committed to both the life of the mind and the life of the Spirit, Williams desires to utilize his faith and learning to serve the church, the academy, and the broader society.

Hood Theological Seminary, located at 1810 Lutheran Synod Drive in Salisbury, NC, is a graduate and professional school where intellectual discourse and ministerial preparation occur in tandem within the framework of a community of faith. Sponsored by the A. M. E. Zion Church and approved by the University Senate of the United Methodist Church, its student body currently comprises persons from many different denominations. Hood’s mission is to prepare women and men for bold and creative leadership for the Christian church for a diverse world.

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