The Religion of Race: The Demonic in the Everyday Workings of Things

Date(s) - 10/10/2015
10:00 am - 1:45 pm

Northway Christian Church


The Religion of Race: The Demonic in the Everyday Workings of Things
Ninth Schubert M. Ogden Seminar on Systematic Theology
Saturday, October 10, 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Northway Christian Church, Dallas
Stephen Ray, Jr., Neal F. and Ila A. Fisher Professor of Systematic Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, Evanston, IL

Stalcup icons_EventIn this seminar participants will explore how it is that the idea of race has created a way of understanding the world which affects our understanding of God and ourselves; more often than not in unhelpful ways. A significant part of our exploration will be about how we might interpret our lives and the life of the Church in ways that might be a witness to the wholeness and flourishing which God desires for us all in the face of this false religion.
Stephen G. Ray, Jr. taught previously at Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Yale Divinity School and Hartford Seminary. Ray received a PhD from Yale University and MDiv (summa cum laude) from Yale Divinity School. Among his awards are the Hooker Fellowship for Excellence in Theological Studies; Charter Oak State College Distinguished Alumni Award; Kentuckiana Metroversity Distinguished Teacher of Adult Learners; and The Associated Church Press 2006 Award of Excellence for Column Writing. He is the president-elect of the Society for the Study of Black Religion. He is the author of A Struggle from the Start: The Black Community of Hartford, 1639-1960 and Do No Harm: Social Sin and Christian Responsibility and is co-author of Black Church Studies: An Introduction. Ray is an ordained minister of the United Church of Christ and has served as pastor of churches in Hartford and New Haven, CT., and in Louisville, KY.