Time: Feb 15 4:00 PM


Pauline Hermeneutics in Black Protest Traditions  

Thursday, February 15 • 4:00 pm • Dominican Center Room 218

The black Christian tradition has a profound legacy of interpreters who utilized the Apostle Paul and his letters to protest enslavement, racism, and white supremacy. This talk will provide snapshots of the power and complexity of blacks’ interpretations of Paul in their protests throughout history.

Lisa Bowens, Ph.D., Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary, earned a

Lisa Bowens, PhD

 BS (cum laude), MSBE, and MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MTS and ThM from Duke Divinity School, and a PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is the first African American woman to earn tenure in Princeton Seminary’s Bible department. She is the author of  An Apostle in Battle: Paul and Spiritual Warfare in 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 (Mohr Siebeck) and African American Readings of Paul: Reception, Resistance, and Transformation (Eerdmans). She is a member of a number of organizations, including the Society of Biblical Literature, the Society of PentecostalStudies, and the Society for the Study of Black Religion. At Princeton Seminary, she teaches a range of courses, including Greek Exegesis of 2 Corinthians, African American Pauline Hermeneutics, and Paul and Apocalyptic Thought.