WHO IS THIS? Encountering God in Other People and Traditions
Dr. Emmanuel Lartey
8:30 am, Sunday, April 30, 2017
The disciples on the Emmaus Road did not recognize their Master and Friend. God is often hidden from us when we meet someone of a different culture, class, race, or religious tradition. Chaplains encounter people of diverse traditions and cultures on a regular basis, often in existential exigencies of pain and suffering. How may these meetings become places from which we all, including those we encounter, leave with hearts burning?
Dr. Emmanuel Y. Lartey comes from Ghana, West Africa. He holds degrees in Psychology and Statistics [BA (Hons), University of Ghana], MA en passant, and PhD, University of Birmingham, UK, in Pastoral Theology, Religion and Health. He is currently the L. Bevel Jones III Professor of Pastoral Theology, Care and Counseling at Candler School of Theology, Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr Lartey teaches courses in the areas of his research interests including ‘Spiritual Care in African Religious Cultures’, ‘International perspectives on pastoral care’ and ‘Intercultural pastoral care and counseling’. In addition to 24 chapters in edited volumes and over 16 articles in peer-reviewed journals, Professor Lartey’s single authored book publications include Pastoral Counselling in Intercultural Perspective, (1987); In Living Color: an Intercultural Approach to Pastoral Care and Counselling, (1997/2003) and Pastoral Theology in an Intercultural World (2006). His latest book is titled Postcolonializing God: An African Practical Theology (2013).