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Dr. Stephen Breck Reid | #sayhername: Preaching Christ and Singing the Blues in the Lament Psalms Today
2021 Rev. Frank Montalbano, OMI Lecture in Sacred Scripture

Speaker: Dr. Stephen Breck Reid

The Gospel writers used Psalm 22 as part of the deep background of the Passion narrative. As such, the Gospels give us strategies of interpretation. African American Gospel and blues also give us interpretive clues. Psalm 22, a Psalm of Lament, helps us excavate racial and gendered violence as an icon to see the work of Christ. The lecture will review the rise of the twentieth century's anti-lynching movement and its relation to the #SayHerName movement of the twenty-first century. The laments of nameless women lurk in the Psalms of lament if we linger long enough to hear them. The lecture will also address the issue of voice in exegesis and theological education and explore Jan Luc Marion’s idea of Scripture as icon. Finally, it will consider the use of Scripture as a mirror of white supremacy.

Mar 3, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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