J. Kameron Carter
Associate Professor of Theology, English, and African American Studies
Professor Carter teaches courses in both theology and black church studies. Working as a theologian, he addresses the basic areas of Christian thought, especially attending to Christology (the person and work of Jesus Christ) and theological anthropology (the human being in Christian perspective). But in engaging such matters, he does so with a view not just to the church or to Christian believers. He does so with a view to the broader humanities, particularly, with an eye toward such fields as cultural studies, gender studies, and philosophy and literature. His book Race: A Theological Account (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008) has recently appeared.
He is presently working on a new book on the ideological uses of Jesus in the modern invention of the human, and thus in the making and sustaining of the present. Addressing this in its religious, secular, and now arguably post-secular forms, Professor Carter calls this the problem of “the cultural Jesus.” The project provides a theological, which at the same time is a cultural, archaeology of the present by getting inside of this problem. But beyond this, and having gotten inside of this problem, Professor Carter reimagines the identity of Jesus and the politics of his identity in light of the new, global realities of the 21st century.
- Ph.D., University of Virginia 2001
- M.Th., Dallas Theological Seminary 1995
- B.A., Temple University 1990
Carter, JK. "Between Du Bois and Karl Barth: The Problem of Modern Political Theology." Race and Political Theology. Ed. V Lloyd. Stanford University Press, 2012. 83-111.
Carter, JK. "Race and the Experience of Death: Theologically Dislocating and Relocating American Evangelicalism." Cambridge Companion to Evangelicalism. Ed. T Larsen and D Trier. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 177-198.
Carter, JK, and Shortt, R. "Black theology." God's advocates. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2005. 231-247.
Carter, JK. "The inglorious: With and Beyond Giorgio Agamben." Political Theology 14.1 (February 1, 2013): 77-87.
Carter, JK. "Apocalyptic Blues: The Musical Blackness of James Cone’s The Cross and the Lynching Tree." Theology Today 70.2 (2013): 213-219.
Carter, JK. "Christian Atheism: The Only Response Worth Its Salt to the Zimmerman Verdict." Religion Dispatches (2013).
Carter, JK. "The Politics of the Atonement." The Immanent Frame (2011).
Carter, JK. "An Unlikely Convergence W. E. B. Du Bois, Karl Barth, and the Problem of the Imperial God-Man." CR-THE NEW CENTENNIAL REVIEW 11.3 (2011): 167-224.
Carter, JK. "Theology, exegesis, and the just society: Gregory of Nyssa as abolitionist intellectual." Ex auditu 22 (January 1, 2006): 181-212.
Carter, JK. "Whiteness as a False Reality: The Baptismal Identity of ‘the now, but not yet.’." Comment 32.15 (2006).
Carter, JK, and CARTER, JK. "Race, religion and the contradiction of identity: a theological engagement with Douglass's 1845 \+i\Narrative\-iRACE, RELIGION, AND THE CONTRADICTIONS OF IDENTITY: A THEOLOGICAL ENGAGEMENT WITH DOUGLASS's 1845 NARRATIVE." Modern Theology 21.1 (2005): 37-65. Full Text
Carter, JK. "Christology, or redeeming whiteness - A response to James Perkinson's appropriation of black theology." THEOLOGY TODAY 60.4 (January 2004): 525-539. Full Text