Public Lecture: Brad Braxton on Paul and Racism

medium_mediumimage1077-1.jpgI want to plug this event being held at Manchester Cathedral on Wednesday March 14th at 7.30 p.m. admission free:

Reversing the Curse of Racism: The Apostle Paul, the Black Pulpit, and International Reparations

Dr Brad R Braxton

Given as part of this year’s Bray Lectureship Tour organised by USPG and SPCK

The writings of St Paul have been criticised by some as offering
support for slavery, patriarchy and sexism – and, as a consequence,
black preachers in particular have avoided using Paul’s letters to
challenge social oppression.

But at a series of public lectures in March, the black American theologian Dr Brad R Braxton will argue that Paul’s letters contain a great deal of material that can be used to tackle racism.

Dr Braxton has been invited to put forward his ideas as part of the Bray Lectureship
tour, which is organised every two years by USPG and SPCK in honour of
the Revd Dr Thomas Bray, who founded the two societies 300 years ago.

The theme for Dr Braxton’s lecture tour – entitled Reversing the Curse of Racism: The Apostle Paul, the Black Pulpit, and International Reparations
– has been chosen to coincide with this year’s bicentenary of William
Wilberforce’s Act of Parliament to abolish the British slave trade.

Dr Braxton is Associate Professor of Homiletics and New Testament at
Vanderbilt University Divinity School, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Brad
is a good friend of mine and a compelling preacher and speaker.  Please
come along to support him if you are in Manchester on that date.