Barbara Brown Taylor, sermonist and memoirist

Event time: 
Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 12:15pm
Event description: 

Part of the 2008-2009 Literature and Spirituality Series

Institute of Sacred Music Great Hall, 409 Prospect Street, New Haven

Readings followed by a book-signing and reception

An Episcopal priest since 1984, Barbara Brown Taylor now teaches religion at Piedmont College in rural northeast Georgia, where she holds the Harry R. Butman Chair in Religion and Philosophy. She also serves as adjunct professor of Christian spirituality at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. Before becoming a full time teacher, Taylor spent fifteen years in parish ministry, first at All Saints Church in Atlanta and then at Grace-Calvary Church in Clarkesville, Georgia. In recent years, she has lectured on preaching at Yale, Princeton and Duke Universities, and has preached at churches across the country. A columnist for The Christian Century and sometime commentator on Georgia Public Broadcasting, she is the author of eleven books, including When God is Silent and Home By Another Way. Leaving Church, her first memoir, received the 2006 award for Best General Interest Book from the Association of Theological Booksellers, and a Georgia Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association in the category of creative nonfiction.