The School of Theology. Sewanee: The University of the South

2014 DuBose Lectures and Alumni/ae Gathering

DuBose Lectures, Oct. 1–2

This year’s guest lecturer is David Brown, professor of theology, aesthetics and culture at the University of St Andrews. The topic for his lectures is “Deepening our Experience of God through the Arts.”

Brown’s lectures will encourage reflection on how the Christian experience of God can be deepened through a wider engagement with the arts. Christianity is commonly described as a religion of the word. While that is true, it is important to remember that God has also given us bodies and senses that range far more widely, while even the word is not just a matter of the purely verbal or literal but rather also has the power through our imaginations to open up further experiential horizons. Past generations of Christians were often much more aware of such possibilities than we are today. While the lectures will therefore draw on the past, the intention is to make them relevant to life in the contemporary church. Inevitably, given his background the outlook of the lecturer is quintessentially British and European. Nonetheless, he will endeavor to provide plenty of examples from the American context, to encourage audience participation and dialogue.   

Click here for details about his lectures.

Alumni/ae Gathering, Oct. 1

The reception and dinner will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1, beginning at 6 p.m. in lower Cravens Hall.

Alumni/ae and Faculty Book Signing, Oct. 1

Alumni/ae and faculty will be on hand to sign their recent publications from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday in Convocation Hall. If you are an alumnus/a of The School of Theology and would like to participate in this event, please contact Sarah Limbaugh, 931.598.1378, to get more details and make a reservation.

Schedule and Registration

The complete schedule is available here.

If you have not registered, but wish to, please call 931.598.1105 and speak to Michelle Berkhouse.


Rooms are available at the Sewanee Inn, 855.494.4466.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at a special rate at the Smoke House Lodge. To reserve one of the rooms at this special rate, use the code “SofT” when making your reservation. Their telephone number is 800.489.2091.

2015 DuBose Lectures and Alumni/ae Gathering

Scheduled for Sept. 22–24, the guest lecturer will be Sarah Coakley, the Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge.