Religious Studies Symposium Keynote Lecture: Dr. Anthony B. Pinn
Date: 7:30pm PST February 23, 2012 Location: Gregg Pavilion
Renowned African-American religionist, Anthony B. Pinn will offer the Religious Studies Symposium keynote lecture, entitled What Are We to Each Other? Thoughts of Ethics in the Age of “None”
Dr. Pinn is Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University and has prolifically on African-American culture & life.
Pinn studies African American humanism, religion and cultural production, and liberation theologies. In 2003, Pinn became the first African-American to hold an endowed chair at Rice University in Houston, TX.
Pinn is the author/editor of twenty-six books, including Embodiment and the New Shape of Black Theological Thought (2010), and most recently, The End of God-Talk (2012). Other notable edited volumes include Noise and Spirit: The Religious and Spiritual Sensibilities of Rap Music (2003) and with Dwight Hopkins, Loving the Body: Black Religious Studies and the Erotic (2004).