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Convocation and Reunions 2007 will feature live webcasts

It may be too late to make arrangements to attend Convocation and Reunions 2007 at Yale Divinity School, since the festivities begin on Oct. 8. But the good news is that many of the major presentations during the four-day gathering will be webcast live and then archived on the YDS web site. Thus, even those who are unable to be there can “be there.”

Among the highlighted events:

  • The Lyman Beecher Lectures will be delivered by religion and literature scholar Peter S. Hawkins of Boston University, a popular professor at YDS and the Institute of Sacred Music from 1976 to 2000, on the topic The Preacher's Divine Comedy . Hawkins will return to campus on a more permanent basis in July 2008, when he will rejoin the YDS and ISM faculties as professor of religion and literature. The three Beecher Lectures will be delivered in Marquand Chapel, Oct. 8, 9 and 10, at 4:00 p.m.
  • Theologian and writer Linda E. Thomas of the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago will deliver the Nathaniel Taylor Lectures on the subject Theology and Anthropology from a Womanist Perspective – also to be given in Marquand Chapel, Oct. 9, 10 and 11, 10:30 a.m. Thomas studies, researches, writes, speaks and teaches about the intersection and mutual influence of culture and religion. Her work is rooted in a Womanist perspective.
  • Dean Harold W. Attridge will deliver the State of the School address at 2:45 p.m., Oct. 9.

The YDS webcast site is at: http://www.yale.edu/divinity/video/index.shtml

Not only will these events be webcast live, they will also be archived for viewing at future dates at the same web site.

Questions about connecting to the site should be sent to: divinity.webmaster@yale.edu

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