—Beverly Zink-Sawyer, professor of preaching and worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary, to deliver lecture February 23—

Princeton, NJ, February 1, 2012–Dr. Beverly Zink-Sawyer, the Samuel W. Newell Jr. Professor of Preaching and Worship at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, will give Princeton Theological Seminary’s annual Women in Church and Ministry Lecture on Thursday, February 23 at 7:00 p.m. Her lecture is titled “Divine Dreamers: Feminist Religious Imagination and the Shaping of the American Church.” It will be held in the Main Lounge of the Mackay Campus Center on the Seminary’s main campus.

zink-sawyerZink-Sawyer, a 1979 M.Div. graduate of Princeton Seminary, earned a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and a B.A. from Dickinson College. Her focus is on the interaction of homiletics and American religious history with particular attention to women’s preaching. An ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA), she served churches in Pennsylvania and Tennessee for fifteen years and has served on committees at the presbytery and synod levels. She is editor of the Abingdon Women’s Preaching Annual, and author of From Preachers to Suffragists: Women’s Rights and Religious Conviction in the Lives of Three Nineteenth-Century American Clergywomen (Westminster John Knox Press, 2003). She was a Lilly Faculty Fellow of the Association of Theological Schools for 2000–2001.

Princeton Theological Seminary was founded in 1812, the first seminary established by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church. Its first woman graduate to receive a professional degree for ministry was Muriel von Orden Jennings, who graduated in 1932. Celebrating its Bicentennial in 2012, Princeton is the largest Presbyterian seminary in the country, with more than 500 students in six graduate degree programs.

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