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Public lecture by Visiting Professor Arlene Sánchez Walsh at Perkins

Parar de Sufrir: Health, Wealth, and Suffering in the Latino/a Religious Imagination

February 13, 2013

Arlene M. Sánchez WalshDALLAS (SMU) – Arlene M. Sánchez Walsh, Ph.D. will present a Public Keynote Lecture on February 21, 2013, at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University.

The lecture, presented by Perkins School of Theology’s Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions, is titled “Parar de Sufrir: Health, Wealth, and Suffering in the Latino/a Religious Imagination.” Sánchez Walsh is 2012-2013 visiting scholar at the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions and a visiting professor at Perkins School of Theology.

Hugo Magallanes, director of the Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions and associate professor of Christianity and Cultures at Perkins School of Theology, believes Sánchez Walsh’s lecture is timely. “Sánchez Walsh is one of only a few academic experts in Pentecostal studies,” Magallanes notes, “and Pentecostalism is one of the fastest-growing Christian movements.”

Sánchez Walsh is a leading scholar in Pentecostal studies and associate professor of Church History at Azusa Pacific University. Her first book, Latino Pentecostal Identity (Columbia University Press) won the Hispanic Theological Initiative's Book Award in 2004. Her current scholarly endeavors include completing a textbook on Pentecostalism in America (Columbia University Press); working on a book on Latinos/as and the prosperity gospel; and completing a project on race, ethnicity, and Latino/a religion.

The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the Great Hall of Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Hall on the SMU campus, 5901 Bishop Boulevard, Dallas. For a map of the SMU campus including information about public parking, visit www.smu.edu/maps.

The Center for the Study of Latino/a Christianity and Religions is funded with a grant from the Luce Foundation. For more information about Sánchez Walsh’s lecture, contact Josefrayn Sánchez-Perry, jsanchezperr@smu.edu, 214.768.1038.

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911 at Southern Methodist University, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., which is offered as a cooperative venture by Perkins School of Theology and the Department of Religious Studies in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at SMU.