The 2008 Presidential Campaign took an unexpected turn in March when ABC television released a 30 second sound bite that combined 10 second sections of three of Dr. Jeremiah Wright's sermons. For the first time in the history of U.S. presidential elections, mainstream media and all Americans sought clarity on how does black theology of liberation and politics play out not only in the African American community, but in the entire nation.

Dr. Dwight N. Hopkins is professor of theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School and has authored numerous books on race and black theology. Hopkins is a Communications Coordinator for the International Association of Black Religions and Spiritualities, a Ford Foundation sponsored project that unites delegates from 14 countries. He is a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.

Hopkins spoke on Oct. 29, 2008 in Sage Chapel as part of the Sage Wednesday series.

Not a worship service, more than a lecture, Sage Wednesdays allows for the expression of a public philosophy and public theology and consideration of the personal pursuit of meaning and purpose. The series provides an opportunity to reflect upon and discuss the important issues of our time, creating the space for scholarly exploration and spiritual meditation.

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