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Barbara Brown Taylor
First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
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Barbara Brown Taylor
The Pettway Lecture Series and Union Ave Books present Barbara Brown Taylor and her new book HOLY ENVY: Finding God in the Faith of Others (March 2019) sponsored by the Friends of the Knox County Public Library.

In HOLY ENVY, Barbara Brown Taylor recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching the worlds religions to undergraduates in rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations.

Barbara Brown Taylor is the author of thirteen books, including the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World and Leaving Church, which received an Author of the Year award from the Georgia Writers Association. Taylor is the Butman Professor of Religion at Piedmont College, where she has taught since 1998. She lives on a working farm in rural northeast Georgia with her husband, Ed.

The evening will be moderated by Dr. William C. Pender, Senior Minister at FPC, who has served that role at First Presbyterian Church (the first church of Knoxville) since the fall of 2007. He has served as a Presbyterian minister for 39 years, with previous pastorates in North Carolina , Florida , and South Carolina.

ONE copy of HOLY ENVY is included with the purchase of a single ticket. You may pick up your copy of HOLY ENVY in advance at Union Ave Books with proof of purchase from Brown Paper Tickets starting March 12th until April 1st. After April 1st you can pick up your book on the day of the event.

Doors open at 6:00pm on April 8th. Seating is a first come first serve basis. The event will be moderated by Dr. William Pender after which there will be a time for a few questions from the audience. Barbara Brown Taylor will be available to sign and personalize books following the event. Other copies of Barbara's previous works will be available to purchase at the event as well.

Please feel free to call Union Ave Books at 865-951-2180 with any additional questions regarding the event.


First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville (View)
620 State St
Knoxville, TN 37902
United States


Arts > Literary

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