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Trible Lecture Series

March 5 - 6Wait Chapel


2013 Phyllis 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 marks the eleventh year of this distinguished series.

In its eleven years of bringing internationally renowned feminist scholars to the Wake Forest University campus, the Phyllis Trible lecture series has had a profound and lasting impact on this community.  This series has stimulated and challenged hundreds of attendees over the last decade to reflect on the contributions of feminist thought and theology and to recognize the unfinished work that still lies ahead.  As the 2013 lectures will conclude the Phyllis Trible series at Wake Forest University, its theme, “Feminism: Then, Now, and Not Yet,” perfectly summarizes the values and hopes of the series.

The Trible Lecture committee is grateful to all of the Wake Forest students, alumni, faculty, and staff across the years who have worked to make this series a success.  We are thankful for the founding vision of Sylva Billue, the many donors who have made these lectures possible, and to Phyllis Trible herself, whose leadership has shaped this series.  And, most of all, we are thankful for all who have attended these lectures since they began in 2003, whose commitment to feminism gives us hope for the “not yet.”

Wake Forest University’s commitment to public events dedicated to feminism and women’s and gender studies will continue. Plans for a new event are already under way for fall 2014.

Feminism: Then, Now, and Not Yet


  • “Where the Waves Crash: Theological Speculations on Womanism and Motherhood”
    Monica A. Coleman
    , Claremont School of Theology
  • “Women in Interfaith and Peacemaking: Invisible Resources”
    Nelly van Doorn-Harder
    , Wake Forest University
  • “Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Interfaith Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities”
    Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
    , Hebrew Union College
  • “Mom, What’s a White, Male Evangelical?”
    Serene Jones
    , Union Theological Seminary


Schedule of Events

Tuesday, March 5
12:00noon Registration and Check-In Wait Chapel
1:30pm Welcome  
1:45pm Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Interfaith Contexts: Challenges and Opportunities 
3:00pm Monica A. Coleman
Where the Waves Crash: Theological Speculations on Womanism and Motherhood
4:00pm Reception Narthex, Wait Chapel
5:00pm Serene Jones
Mom, What’s a White, Male Evangelical?
Wednesday, March 6
9:30am Nelly van Doorn Harder
Women in Interfaith and Peacemaking: Invisible Resources
Wait Chapel
11:00am Panel Discussion with All Speakers  


Contact Information

JoAnn Trethaway