Rachel Held Evans to Speak March 11 at SHU
2/17/2014 1:41:04 PM by Doug

New York Times best-selling author and one of Christianity Today’s “50 Women to Watch” Rachel Held Evans is the featured speaker for Siena Heights University’s 13th annual Chiodini/Fontana Lecture Series on Ethics at 7:30 p.m. March 11 in Francoeur Theater on the Adrian campus.

Her lecture is entitled, “Beyond the Blueprint: My Year of Biblical Womanhood,” which is based on her most recent book. The lecture is free and open to the community.

Evans is a best-selling author, columnist and popular blogger from Dayton, Tenn. – home of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Her second book, “A Year of Biblical Womanhood,” documents a year-long experiment in which she attempted to follow all of the Bible’s instructions for women as literally as possible.

Her first book, “Evolving in Monkey Town,” explores the relationship between faith and doubt and recounts the challenges of asking tough questions about Christianity in the context of the “Bible Belt.”

In addition to her writing, the 32-year-old Evans travels around the country for retreats, conferences, universities and churches. She has been featured on NPR, Slate, the BBC, the Washington Post, The Times London, The Huffington Post and Oprah.com.

The Chiodini/Fontana series was established to provide students and the community the opportunity to reflect on matters of moral significance that touch many dimensions of today’s society. The series explores theoretical issues in ethics, current issues of moral importance, and the nature and meaning of Catholic identity. The series also speaks directly to Siena Heights’ mission, which is to assist people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all.

The endowed Chiodini/Fontana series is funded by Catherine Reuther and Warren Reuther, with additional support from the Edward M. and Henrietta M. Knabusch Trust.

For more information, call 517-264-7141 or email dgoodnou@sienaheights.edu.

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