What is gender, and how has that word come to take on so many conflicting and controversial meanings in our contemporary moment? In this lecture, Dr. Abigail Favale will trace the development of the concept of gender, analyze the worldview behind it, and compare that worldview with a Christian understanding of reality, human identity, and sexual difference.Abigail Favale, Ph.D., is Dean of Humanities and Professor of English at George Fox University. Her award-winning work has appeared in The Atlantic, First Things, Church Life, and various literary and academic journals. Her memoir, Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion, was published in 2018, and her latest book, The Genesis of Gender, will be released by Ignatius Press in early 2022. Abigail lives in Oregon with her husband and four children.
This event is free and open to the public. Due to Hope College’s COVID precautions, masks are required indoors on campus for all individuals who are vaccinated or unvaccinated.