—Beverly Zink-Sawyer, professor of preaching and worship
at Union Presbyterian Seminary, to deliver lecture February 23—
Princeton, NJ, February 1, 2012–Dr. Beverly Zink-Sawyer, the Samuel W. Newell Jr.
Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond,
Virginia, will give Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Women in Church and
Ministry Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Her lecture is titled “Divine
Dreamers: Feminist Religious Imagination and the Shaping of the American Church.”
It will be held in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center on the
Seminary’s main campus.
1979 M.Div. graduate of Princeton Seminary, earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt
University and a B.A. from Dickinson College. Her focus is on the interaction
of homiletics and American religious history with particular attention to
women’s preaching. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she
served churches in Pennsylvania and Tennessee for fifteen years and has served
on committees at the presbytery and synod levels. She is editor of the Abingdon
Women’s Preaching Annual, and author
of From Preachers to Suffragists: Women’s
Rights and Religious Conviction in the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century
American Clergywomen (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003). She was a Lilly
Faculty Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools for 2000–2001.
Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its first woman graduate to
receive a professional degree for ministry was Muriel von Orden Jennings, who
graduated in 1932. Celebrating its Bicentennial in 2012, Princeton
is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500
students in six graduate degree programs.
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