The Hinson Lectures

Dr. Donyelle McCray

Date and Time

Monday, March 2, 2020

10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Registration Fee (includes lunch)

$10 per student

$30 per non-student

St. Stephen Church
1018 S. 15th Street
Louisville, KY 40210

Schedule of Events
10:30 a.m.—Registration
11:00 a.m.— Lecture 1
12:30 p.m.—Lunch
1:45 p.m.—Lecture 2
3:00 p.m.—Depart

Lecture 1 – The Apostle Pauli: Preaching as the Invitation to Freedom
Lecture 2 – Saint Langston: Friend of Prophets and Truthbearers

Dr. Donyelle McCray

Assistant Professor of Homiletics
Yale Divinity School

Dr. Donyelle McCray studies homiletics and Christian spirituality, focusing on African American preaching, sermon genre, and modes of authority. In her work, the sermon occupies the shoreline between sacred and profane speech and holds emancipatory potential within Christian liturgies and beyond them.  She writes about the ways African American women and lay people use the sermon to play, remember, invent, and disrupt. Her recent book, The Censored Pulpit: Julian of Norwich as Preacher, offers a homiletical reading of Julian’s life and ministry and attends to the relationship between preaching, embodiment, and authority. Her current research examines the preaching and spirituality of the Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray. She is also working on a documentary film as part of the Louisville Institute’s Clergy-Scholar Research team on Race, Church, and Theological Practices.

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