The Matthew Simpson Lecture in Religion is an annual lecture delivered by a nationally known scholar in the area of religion. Since the inaugural lecture in 1984, delivered by Dr. Stanley Hauerwas of Duke Divinity School, lecturers have included Dr. Rebecca Chopp, Dr. Mark Jordan, Dr. Anatanand Rambachan, Dr. William Cavanaugh, Dr. Amy-Jill Levine, and a number of other distinguished scholars.
In October 2015, we look forward to welcoming the Rev. Dr. Traci West, Professor of Ethics and African American Studies at Drew University Theological School and ordained elder in the New York Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church. Disruptive Christian Ethics is among Dr. West’s several books. She is currently working on the intersection of religion, racism, and violence against women. Her 2015 talk will focus on these issues. Watch this site for more information!