Adam Clark is back on the podcast! Adam is not only a dear friend, a brilliant theologian who taught two previous HBC classes on Black Theology and the legacy of James Cone, but Adam is the first theologian we are announcing for Theology Beer Camp 2023!! In this episode, we will hear Adam reflect on his recent pilgrimage to Ghana, the origin of Black Theology, the relationship of contemplation and liberation, and the struggle of those trying to stay Christian when the church testifies against it.
Dr. Adam Clark is Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University. He is committed to the idea that theological education in the twenty-first century must function as a counter-story. One that equips us to read against the grain of the dominant culture and inspires one to live into the Ignatian dictum of going forth “to set the world on fire.” To this end, Dr. Clark is intentional about pedagogical practices that raise critical consciousness by going beneath surface meanings, unmasking conventional wisdoms and reimagining the good. He currently serves as co-chair of Black Theology Group at the American Academy of Religion, actively publishes in the area of black theology and black religion and participates in social justice groups at Xavier and in the Cincinnati area. He earned his PhD at Union Theological Seminary in New York where he was mentored by James Cone.
Previous Episodes w/ Adam:
- The Living & Liberating Mystery
- Cancel Culture, Rogan, Whoopi, Chappelle, & the NFL
- Gary Dorrien & Adam Clark: James Cone and the Emergence of Black Theology
- Serene Jones & Adam Clark: Theology Matters and the Legacy of James Cone
- The Crisis of American Religion & Democracy: 1/6 a year later
- Christmas, BLM, Abortion, & the War on White Evangelicalism
- Jan 6th Theological Debrief: Adam Clark and Jeffrey Pugh
- Adam Clark: What is Black Theology?
- From Lebron James to the Black Panther: Black Theology QnA w/ Adam Clark
- Adam Clark: James Cone was right