By Kelly Bryant
Hood Theological Seminary Press Release
Hood Theological Seminary will hold its annual Bishop Alfred E. and Mrs. Mamie White Endowed Heritage Lecture Series on Friday and Saturday, February 12 and 13, 2021. This year’s featured presenter is Dr. Andrew M. Mbuvi, Ph.D. (Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics), Faculty in the Religious Study Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC. The lectures, which are free of charge and open to the public, will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 12 and 10:10 a.m. on Saturday, February 13 virtually on Zoom.
The lectures will be titled Where is the Black Church's voice of Conscience Today?: On Black Bodies and Racial Violence in America, and Re-Reading Select Lukan Passages in Light of the Black Experience of Violence.
Dr. Andrew M. Mbuvi, Ph.D. (Biblical Studies and Hermeneutics), is Faculty in the Religious Study Department at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, NC. Dr. Mbuvi has been a university professor for over 25 years, both in his native Kenya and in American universities including Duke and Wake Forest. He spent thirteen of those years as a Divinity School professor at a Historically Black Theological School teaching Biblical Studies and preparing ministers for the Church. Dr. Mbuvi currently teaches courses in Biblical Studies, and African and African American religious history.
Dr. Mbuvi is the author of numerous articles, essays, and books, including Temple, Exile and Identity in 1 Peter (&T Clark, 2007), an edited volume Postcolonial Perspectives in African Biblical Hermeneutics (SBL, 2012), a commentary on Jude and 2 Peter: A New Covenant Commentary (Cascade/Lutterworth, 2015), and the forthcoming Introduction to African Biblical Studies.
Dr. Mbuvi is married to Amanda and they have two children, Elijah and Rachel, and they live in Greensboro, NC. For more information, including the zoom link, GO HERE. Please note there are two separate zoom links, one for Friday and one for Saturday.