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Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings

Yale University

Rev. Dr. Willie James Jennings is associate professor of systematic theology and Africana studies at Yale University Divinity School. A graduate of Duke University, Dr. Jennings is a systematic theologian who teaches in the areas of theology, black church and Africana studies, as well as post-colonial and race theory. The author of a number of books, he wrote The Christian Imagination: Theology and the Origins of Race, which has become a standard text read in colleges, seminaries, and universities. He is the recipient of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Religion for his groundbreaking work on race and Christianity.

Bio created Feb 2023