African American Theologian To Give Book Review Feb. 7

Jan. 31, 2002

A renowned African American theologian and religious scholar will speak at Baylor University Thursday, Feb. 7. Dr. J. Deotis Roberts, research professor of theology at Duke University, will review his book, "Africentric Christianity," at 3:30 p.m. in room 107 at the Tidwell Bible Building on campus and will sign books at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by Theta Alpha Kappa, an honor society for undergraduate religion students.

Roberts, whose expertise is in African American religion and African American Baptist Studies, is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University and Hartford Theological Seminary. He received his doctorate from the University of Edinburgh.

A former president of the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta, he also served as dean of Virginia Union Theological Seminary and of Georgia Baptist College and as Distinguished Professor of Philosophical Theology at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than 100 essays and 13 books, including "Black Theology in Dialogue" and "Roots of a Black Future: Family and Church."

Roberts' book review is free and open to the public. For more information, call the department of religion at 710-3735.

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