Dean To Speak At University of Mount Union

Wake Forest professor to speak on Christianity and friendship staff report
Posted Mar 21, 2012 @ 11:44 am

ALLIANCE — The Rev. Gail O’Day, dean and professor of New Testament and preaching at Wake Forest University School of Divinity, will present “Friendship as a Christian Practice: Embodying Jesus’ Love in an Anxious World” at the Joseph M. Carr Lecture at 10:30 a.m. on March 29 in Presser Recital Hall at the University of Mount Union.

An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, O’Day is a graduate of Brown University. She earned a master of theological studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and a doctorate in philosophy from Emory University.

Her scholarly research focuses on the Gospel of John, the Bible, and preaching and the history of biblical interpretation.

Prior to her appointment at Wake Forest in 2010, O’Day taught religion at Hamilton College, Eden Theological Seminary and Emory University. While at Emory, she served in many capacities, including assistant professor of biblical teaching, senior associate dean of faculty and academic affairs and chief academic officer for the Candler School of Theology.

For more information about the lecture, contact the Office of Alumni Relations and University Activities at (330) 823-2030, or e-mail to

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