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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.