Leonard Cornell McKinnis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Constructive Theology and African American Religions
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Theological Foundations American Prophet: Philosophical and Theological Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr., Religion and Social Change in America: Black Theology and the Politics of Identity Black Theology and its Critics
Ph.D. in Systematic Theology, Loyola University of Chicago
M.T.S., Harvard Divinity School
- Black liberation theologies
- African-American religious experiences
- Theological anthropology
- Religion and ethnography
Publications and Media Placements
(Forthcoming) “Turn Toward the Spirit: An Epistemological Shift in Black Theology
From Christ to Black Jesus: Black Theology’s Christological move as operative in the
Black Coptic Church,” Black Theology: An International Journal, vol. 14, No. 3, 2016.
“Liberating the Incarnation of the Word: Michael Brown, Ferguson, and the Problem of the Normative Gaze,” Syndicate July/August 2014: 124-129, Print.
Honors and Awards
Summer Research Award, Saint Louis University, $9,755
Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Academy of Religion
- Catholic Theological Society of America
Community Work and Service
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.