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PLU professor to speak at the Second Annual Peter Berger Lecture at Boston University

PLU Professor of Anthropology Elizabeth Brusco will speak at the Second Annual Peter Berger Lecture in the Comparative Study of Religion at Boston University.

The lecture will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8. Brusco’s lecture is titled “Barred from the Pulpit, Absent from the Stage, and Missing in the Analysis: Why We Must Keep Women in the Foreground in Understanding Global Pentecostalism.”

Her published work includes a book on the evangelical movement, “The Reformation of Machismo” (University of Texas Press 1995), and written pieces on gender roles in Colombia and religious persecution in that country.

The Peter Berger Lecture is named for the former founder and director of the the Institute on Culture, Religion and World Affairs at Boston University. He is now a retired professor at the university, but remains active.

The lecture series aims to bring in distinguished scholars in the areas of theology, sociology, anthropology, and religious studies.