Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-10-14

Author and literature scholar Carmen Acevedo Butcher will speak at Samford University’s Live at the Library program Saturday, Nov. 7, at 9:30 a.m. The public is invited free of charge to the event in Samford Library’s second floor reading room.


Dr. Butcher’s topic will be “Coming Home to Christ in a Facebook World: Our Friend, Teacher and God.”


She is the author of books on medieval literature, Christian mystics and linguistics, including A Little Daily Wisdom and Hildegard of Bingen: A Spiritual Reader. In April, Shambhala Publications released Butcher’s translations of The Cloud of Unknowing and The Book of Privy Counsel, two classic medieval works on Christian contemplative prayer.


Butcher is an English professor and Scholar-in-Residence at Shorter College in Rome, Ga.

Her Samford lecture is part of the school’s Homecoming Weekend activities. For information, call (205) 726-2846.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.