‘If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t?’ Live Q&A With Dr. Angela N. Parker


December 4


03:00 pm - 04:00 pm

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Join us for a live chat with Angela N. Parker about her book ‘If God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority’

Faithfully Magazine Managing Editor Nicola A. Menzie will be in conversation with Dr. Angela N. Parker. We will make time to answer attendees’ questions.

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About the Author

Angela N. Parker is assistant professor of New Testament and Greek at Mercer University’s McAfee School of Theology. Prior to McAfee, Dr. Parker served as assistant professor of biblical studies at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology for four years. In her research, Dr. Parker merges Womanist thought and postcolonial theory while reading biblical texts with real lived experiences of actual bodies.

About the Book

Drawing from her perspective as a Womanist New Testament scholar, Dr. Parker describes how she learned to deconstruct one of White Christianity’s most pernicious lies: the conflation of biblical authority with the doctrines of inerrancy and infallibility. As Dr. Parker shows, these doctrines are less about the text of the Bible itself and more about the arbiters of its interpretation—historically, White males in positions of power who have used Scripture to justify control over marginalized groups.

This oppressive use of the Bible has been suffocating. To learn to breathe again, Dr. Parker says, we must “let God breathe in us.” We must read the Bible as authoritative, but not authoritarian. We must become conscious of the particularity of our identities, as we also become conscious of the particular identities of the biblical authors from whom we draw inspiration. And we must trust and remember that as long as God still breathes, we can too. (via the publisher)

This event will be livestreamed via YouTube. Attendees who want to submit questions for the guest during the stream must have a YouTube account and be logged in to submit questions via the live chat. Questions can be submitted before to the event by emailing them to “[email protected]” | A recording of this live event will be made available at a future date on faithfullymagazine.com.

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