Christian Scholars Conference: Elizabeth Clark

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Christian Scholars Conference: Elizabeth Clark
Friday, June 6, 3 p.m.
Nursing and Health Sciences Building

The 2014 Christian Scholars’ Conference presents Elizabeth Clark of Duke Divinity School speaking at the conference’s Everett Ferguson Lecture in Early Christian Studies.

Clark is the John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Religion and professor of history, emerita, at Duke University. She specializes in the history of late ancient Christianity, with particular attention to issues of women and gender, the development of early Christian asceticism, Biblical interpretation in early Christianity, heresy and orthodoxy and historiographical issues.

Clark has authored or edited thirteen books, the latest of which is Founding the Fathers: Early Church History and Protestant Professors in Nineteenth-Century America.”  She is the founding editor of the Journal of Early Christian Studies, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has held grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Humanities Center and the American Academy in Rome. 

The Christian Scholars' Conference is a conference for theologians and scholars in any discipline, designed to nurture an intellectual Christian community that stimulates scholarly dialogue and collaboration. This year’s conference theme is leadership in the academy, religion and civic life.

Each year various conference sessions and activities are free and open to the public. To see details of all the Christian Scholars' Conference events, go to