Lauren Winner to speak at St. George's April 4

Lauren WinnerLauren Winner, Author and Duke Divinity School Professor to Speak at St. George's on April 4

Lauren Frances Winner is an American historian, author and lecturer and a lunch-time speaker at the Calvary Lenten Preaching Series at Calvary Episcopal Church, Memphis on April 4 and 5.  On Tuesday, April 4, at 7 pm she will be speaking at St. George’s Episcopal Church, 2425 S. Germantown Road, Germantown. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Raised Jewish, Lauren Winner converted to Christianity as a young adult and is currently the vicar of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Louisburg, N.C., and associate professor of Christian spirituality at Duke Divinity School. She writes and lectures widely on Christian practice, the history of Christianity in America, and Jewish-Christian relations. She is the author of many books, including Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and her most recent book, Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting Godwhich she will be sharing in her lecture at St. George’s.In this book, it was her hope to “provoke curiosity, both about things in the scriptures that we haven’t noticed before, and how to see the world as a bearer of clues about God.”  She is completing a book called Characteristic Damage, which examines the effects of sin and damage on Christian practice.

Dr. Winner’s research has been supported by numerous institutions, including Monticello, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University, and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University. She has appeared on PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has served as a commentator on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” She has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today, and her essays have been included in several volumes of The Best Christian Writing.


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