March 5, 2024


Williams Institute welcomes Eboni Marshall Turman for two lectures


The Williams Institute at Methodist Theological School in Ohio will present two lectures by Eboni Marshall Turman, associate professor of theology and African American religion at Yale University Divinity School.

Turman will speak at 7 p.m. Eastern April 9 and 10 a.m. Eastern April 10 in the Alford Centrum on the campus of MTSO, 3081 Columbus Pike in Delaware, Ohio. She also will preach at MTSO’s weekly chapel service at 1 p.m. Eastern April 9. These events are open to all. There is no charge.

While MTSO’s community events are best experienced in person, those who wish to attend remotely may do so by registering. Register for the April 9 lecture here. Register for the April 10 lecture here. No registration is required to attend in person.

Turman teaches constructive theology, ethics and African American religion at Yale Divinity. Her research interests include the varieties of 20th century U.S. theological liberalisms, most especially Black and womanist theological, social ethical and theo-aesthetic traditions.

She is a 2018 recipient of the Inspire Yale award, and a 2018 recipient of the Yale University Bouchet Faculty Excellence award for research and teaching.

Turman is the author of Toward a Womanist Ethic of Incarnation: Black Bodies, the Black Church, and the Council of Chalcedon. An ordained minister of the gospel in the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., Turman formerly served as the assistant minister of the historic Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem for over 10 years.

She holds Ph.D., Master of Philosophy and Master of Divinity degrees from Union Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Arts from Fordham University.

MTSO’s Williams Institute was begun in 1981 to honor the late Dr. Ronald L. Williams, professor of theology from 1971 until his death in 1981. The institute has featured speakers from many backgrounds, including theologians, ethicists, poets, biblical scholars, historians, pastoral psychologists and Christian educators.

Methodist Theological School in Ohio provides theological education and leadership in pursuit of a just, sustainable and generative world. In addition to the Master of Divinity degree, the school offers master’s degrees in public theology, social justice and theological studies, along with a Doctor of Ministry degree.


Danny Russell, communications director, 740-362-3322