Kay Butler Gill Lecture

The Kay Butler Gill Lecture in Christian Spirituality, hosted by the seminary's Center for Christian Spirituality, is one of General Seminary's two named lectures.Now in its thirteenth year, the lecture heralds the place of Christian spirituality as a scholarly field within the theological academy.

Bringing eminent scholars and spiritual teachers to the seminary is made possible by donations to lecture's endowment, initially established by a generous grant from the estate of Kay Butler Gill, a graduate of General Seminary and the Center for Christian Spirituality.

Kay cared about the spiritual life: After her education and formation here for a ministry of spiritual direction, she spent many years serving the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, offering retreats and quiet days and holding, as she so eloquently described it, “spiritual conversations with others.”


The 2018 Kay Butler Gill Lecture

April 11, 2018
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