Cecile and Gene Usdin, Judeo-Christian Lecture Series
Dr. Lucinda Mosher
Monday, September 25, 2017
Topic: Writing the Sublime: calligraphy, iconography, hagiography and the promotion of interreligious understanding
A moral theologian in the Anglican tradition, Dr Lucinda Allen Mosher is founder president of NeighborFaith Consultancy—a full-service agency helping individuals and institutions meet urgent multifaith challenges. Concurrently, she is Assistant Academic Director of the Building Bridges Seminar (an international dialogue of Christian and Muslim scholars under stewardship of Georgetown University) and Faculty Associate in Interfaith Studies at Hartford Seminary—where she teaches courses on America’s religious diversity, leadership in multifaith contexts, comparative theology, and Christian-Muslim understanding. A member of the Atlantic Institute Jacksonville executive committee and the Omnia Institute for Contextual Leadership resource team, she also counts the Episcopal Church Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Relations among her clients.
Dr Mosher is the author of Toward Our Mutual Flourishing: The Episcopal Church, Interreligious Relations, and Theologies of Religious Manyness (Peter Lang, 2012) and Faith in the Neighborhood (a three-volume series from Seabury Books). She has contributed chapters to Teaching for a Multifaith World, edited by Eleazar Fernandez (Wipf & Stock 2017); The Character of Christian-Muslim Encounter, edited Douglas Pratt, et al (Brill 2015); the encyclopedia Christian-Muslim Relations: A Bibliographical History (Brill forthcoming); and several other books. As co-editor of the “Christian and Muslim Perspectives” series from Georgetown University Press, she has five volumes in print and two in production. In addition to her many essay contributions to scholarly journals, she is guest editor of the Teaching Theology and Religion Special Issue: Multifaith Theological Education (October 2013); guest co-editor of The Muslim World Special Issue: Hindu-Muslim Relations (April 2017), and Inter-Religious Studies editor for the Anglican Theological Review.
Dr Mosher is in demand as a guest lecturer, preacher, and workshop facilitator. An accomplished musician, she is organist/choir-director of St Mary’s Episcopal Church (Green Cove Springs), bassoonist with Civic Orchestra of Jacksonville, and a recorderist with RareSong (a First Coast Renaissance ensemble). Her workshops often combine her expertise in interreligious understanding with her facility in the arts.
Dr. Mosher holds a Doctor of Theology from General Theological Seminary, in addition to degrees from Boston University, University of Massachusetts (Lowell), and Hartford Seminary. She resides in Doctors Inlet, Florida.
About the Usdin Lecture Series
This series is made possible through a generous endowed gift to Flagler College from Gene Usdin, M.D., a former president of the American Psychiatric Association and a clinical professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. His love of St. Augustine inspired him to give back to the community by fostering dialogue about Jewish and Christian principles.