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Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, PHD
Augsburger Lecture Series

Theology and its Materializations: Malleability, Materiality, Mission

March 29-30, 2022

All lectures held in Martin Chapel, livestreamed via Facebook, and recorded

Tuesday, March 29

  • 11 a.m.: "Why Does Theology Matter? Malleability"
  • 7 p.m.: "What's the Matter with Theology? Materiality"

Wednesday, March 30

  •  10:10 a.m.: How Might Theology Become Materialized? Mission"

Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, Augsburger Lecturer 2022About Dr. Bedford

Nancy Elizabeth Bedford, Dr. theol. (Universität Tübingen, 1994), was born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina. She has been Georgia Harkness Professor of Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston) since 2003. Previously (1995-2002) she taught theology at Instituto Universitario ISEDET and Seminario Internacional Teológico Bautista (both in Buenos Aires). She has written or edited ten books and written over 90 book chapters and journal articles, which have appeared in five languages. Among her publications are Galatians, A Theological Commentary (WJK, 2016) and Teología feminista a tres voces (with Virginia Azcuy and Mercedes García Bachmann; Ediciones Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 2016). Her latest book is Who Was Jesus and What Does It Mean to Follow Him? (Herald Press, 2021).

Her research interests focus on global feminist and decolonial theories and theologies; Latin American theologies; Latinx theologies in North America; theological hermeneutics; whiteness, violence, and racism; theology and food; liberating readings of Scripture and of the theological tradition; and the rearticulation of classical doctrinal loci from the perspective of critical, artistic and poetic reason.

She is a member of Reba Place Church (Mennonite) in Evanston, where she is on the preaching team and the racial justice group. She is married to Daniel Stutz, with whom she has three adult daughters, Valeria, Sofía and Carolina.

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