Walls Lecture May 1: “Holiness in Black and White”
Priscilla Pope-Levison, SPU Professor of Theology and ordained United Methodist minister, is the speaker for this year's Paul T. Walls Lecture in Wesleyan Theology. The lecture will draw on two decades of research on American women evangelists. Dr. Pope-Levison's first book on the topic, Turn the Pulpit Loose: Two Centuries of American Women Evangelists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004), will be followed by a second this fall, Building the Old Time Religion: Women Evangelists in the Progressive Era (NYU). "I look forward to Priscilla’s lecture, which will drill down into Free Methodism’s founding commitment to the ministry of women," said Paul T. Walls Professor Rob Wall.
The 2013 Walls Lecture takes place Wednesday, May 1, 6:30–8 p.m., at First Free Methodist Church, 3200 Third Avenue W. (adjacent to campus). The event is free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.
About Respondent Michael Hamilton
Michael S. Hamilton, Ph.D., is associate professor of history and chair of the History Department at Seattle Pacific. Dr. Hamilton's research specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American church history.
About Robert W. Wall
Rob Wall, ThD, is SPU’s Paul T. Walls Professor of Scripture and Wesleyan Studies. In keeping with the purpose for the Walls endowment, Dr. Wall’s teaching and writing, whether for scholars or students, pastors or parishioners, seek to incline God’s people to a faithful reading of Scripture that makes them more wakeful to God’s word and responsive to the leading of God’s Spirit. An elder of the Free Methodist Church, Dr. Wall enjoys an ecumenical ministry of preaching and teaching in congregations of various faith traditions.
About Paul T. Walls
Paul T. Walls spent 31 years on SPU’s Board of Trustees. Known for his integrity and financial acumen, a successful career in real estate cultivated the ability to help manage the growth of Seattle Pacific from a college into a university. So too did his life of strong and active service to the Free Methodist Church at both local and national levels. Before his death in 1998, Paul and his wife, Vera, established an educational foundation to help students realize a seminary education that provides the intellectual and spiritual leadership to stimulate and strengthen the denomination into the future.
Friday, February 01, 2013