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Reverend Dr. Lartey to Speak

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Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey

The Rev. Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey, the L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology at Emory University, will be the speaker for the annual PCMHC department’s Homecoming Lecture on October 15, 2016.


Dr. Lartey currently teaches at both Candler School of Theology and in the Person, Community, and Religious Life program in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion. He holds a B.A. from the University of Ghana in psychology with statistics (1978) and a Ph.D. in pastoral theology from The University of Birmingham, England (1984).

An internationally acclaimed scholar, Dr. Lartey is recognized as a pioneer in the development of an intercultural approach to pastoral theology and
counseling, which argues for and models respectful engagement across racial, gender, class, cultural and religious boundaries. His scholarly work has been
focused on pastoral theology and counseling in different cultural contexts, particularly on pastoral care in a diversity of cultures.

Dr. Lartey is the author of several publications including the internationally used pastoral care text book, In Living Color (2003). He has also written Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (2006), and his most recent book,Postcolonializing God: An African Practical Theology (2013). An ordained United Methodist elder, Rev. Lartey has served as a parish minister in several churches, both in Accra, Ghana and in Atlanta, GA.


Continental Breakfast and registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the lectrure begins at 9:30 a.m. on October 15. The program will take place in the Schmidt Multipurpose Room in Living and Learning Center I and the cost is $25 which includes continental breakfast and a picnic lunch. Register online HERE or contact Janice Merrill-Rossi at 610-558-5572 or to register.