- Steelman Lectures
The Margaret A. Steelman Lectures were endowed in 1998 with a gift from Dr. Stanford L. Steelman in honor of his wife, Margaret A. Steelman, and to establish a legacy at the newly established School of Divinity at Wake Forest University. The Steelmans were originally from Hickory and returned there to retire in 1988. Dr. Steelman spent 28 years with Merck Research Laboratories in New Jersey. His career as a biochemist was distinguished with hundreds of scientific articles and five patents. They were active members of First Baptist Church, Hickory, NC. This lectureship provides funding for prominent lecturers of Judeo-Christian theology.
In 2012, the School of Divinity will welcome Diana Butler Bass, author, speaker, and independent scholar specializing in American religion and culture. Her address will be centered around her latest book, Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening.
No audio available at this time.
In 2011, the School of Divinity welcomed Dr. William Schweiker, Director of the Martin Marty Center and Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of Theological Ethics at the University of Chicago Divinity School. The address was titled, “Are Religious Convictions Bad for the Planet?.”
- Trible Lecture Series
Recognizing March as Women’s History Month, the lectures make feminist concerns more visible through dialogue with some of today’s foremost feminist thinkers. The Series is a valuable resource for all students, particularly for those in seminaries, divinity schools and departments of religion.
2013: Feminism: Then, Now, and Not Yet
March 5 – 6 |Wait Chapel | Wake Forest University
- Monica Coleman, Claremont School of Theology
- Nelly van Doorn-Harder, Wake Forest University
- Tamara Cohn Eskenazi, Hebrew Union College
- Serene Jones, Union Theological Seminary
2013 marks the conclusion of the Trible Lecture Series. Audio available mid-to-late April 2013.
2012: The Bible and International Feminisms (Tenth Anniversary)
Speaker Lecture Title Audio Ulrike Bechmann
Universität Graz, Austria
“Sarah and Hagar: A Feminist European Perspective on Actual Controversies” Intro:
Theological Institute of Recife, Brazil
“Daily Life Wisdom as One Criterion for Feminist Theological and Biblical Interpretations” Intro:
Center for Feminist Theology and Ministry, Japan
“A Journey of a Gril Who Talks Back” Intro:
Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Institute of Religion and Culture, Ghana
“African Women and the Bible” Intro:
View photos from the 2012 Trible Lecture Series here.
2012 Fall Convocation
Dr. Gary Gunderson - Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
“Relearning our Mother Tongue: Finding Our Soul as We Find Our Voice for Health, Mercy, and Justice”
2012 Spring Convocation and Celebration of the Dunn Chair of Baptist Studies
Dr. Harvey G. Cox, Jr. - Harvard Divinity School
“The Baptist Motif”
2011 Fall Convocation and Steelman Lecture
Dr. William Schweiker - University of Chicago Divinity School
“Are Religious Convictions Bad for the Planet?”
- Choral Celebration Honoring the 400th Anniversary of the KJV
Prelude on an Old Scottish Psalm Tune
Welcome Invocation Introduction to Psalm Festival and First Petition
Tenth and Eleventh Petition
Conclusion and Benediction Closing Voluntary and Reflection on Psalm 90
Fugue in E-flat Major