Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2010-03-16

Women in church history specialist Carolyn Blevins will present this year’s Marie NeSmith Fowler lecture at Samford University Tuesday, March 23, at 10 a.m. in Reid Chapel. The public is invited free of charge.

Blevins, retired religion professor at Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tenn., will speak on the topic, “Christianity’s Double Message.”

Also a specialist in Baptist history, Blevins is the author of numerous articles and publications on topics related to women in religion and Christian history. A graduate of Carson-Newman, she holds a master’s degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Ky.

The lecture series, sponsored by Samford’s Christian Women’s Leadership Center, honors the late Mrs. Fowler. A Samford graduate and longtime Hartselle, Ala., resident, she was one of the first female pharmacists and pharmacy owners in Alabama.

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.