Willie Jennings

Willie Jennings

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  • Willie Jennings 
  • Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies, Yale University

 

Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale University.  He is the author of The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race (Yale, 2010), which won the American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence in the Study of Religion the year after it appeared and, in 2015, the Grawemeyer Award in Religion, the largest prize for a theological work in North America. Englewood Review of Books called the work a “theological masterpiece.”  Jennings is an ordained Baptist minister, is in high demand as a speaker, and is widely recognized as a major figure in theological education across North America.  A Calvin College graduate, Jennings received his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in religion and ethics from Duke.

Willie Jennings received the Calvin Distinguished Alumni Award in 2017. Read more about his story here

Presentations at Calvin College:

Dreaming the End of Racial America
Part of the: Stob Lecture Series
Part of the: January Series

Monday, January 21, 2019  (12:30 PM–1:30 PM EST)
Covenant Fine Arts Center Auditorium

Underwritten by: The Stob Lecture Series

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Featured publication

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race

The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race
by Willie Jennings 
Yale University Press (May 17, 2011)

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