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CBE Lecture: "Whiteness and the West" with Dr. J. Kameron Carter

February 25, 2021 | 11:30 a.m. (CST) | Online

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The Center for the Church and the Black Experience at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary will welcome Dr. J. Kameron Carter, professor of religion studies at Indiana University, for a virtual public lecture on February 25, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. (CST). Carter's lecture is titled, "Whiteness and the West." All who register by 5:00 p.m. (CST) on February 24th will be emailed the Zoom link at 9:00 a.m. on February 25th.


About Dr. J. Kameron Carter

Dr. J. Kameron CarterJ. Kameron Carter is professor of religious studies at Indiana University, Bloomington, where he has additional appointments in the English and African American & African Diaspora Studies departments. In his work, he focuses on questions of blackness, empire and ecology as matters of political theology and the sacred. Dr. Carter is author of Race: A Theological Account (Oxford UP, 2008). Additionally, he is the editor of and has contributing essays in Religion and the Futures of Blackness (a special issue of South Atlantic Quarterly, 2013) and The Matter of Black Religion: Thinking with Charles H. Long (a special issue of the journal of American Religion, 2021). His next book, The Religion of Whiteness: An Apocalyptic Lyric is forthcoming with Yale UP (fall 2021) and he is in the final stages of another book project, “Black Rapture: A Poetics of the Sacred.” The Religion of Whiteness and Black Rapture are the first two volumes of a trilogy whose general title is Mystic Song. The trilogy advances a new theory of black religion.

February 25, 2021


The Center for the Church and the Black Experience

Founded in 1970, The Center for the Church and the Black Experience (CBE) is committed to empowering and training persons to be prophetic "leaders of leaders" for the African American religious community and society-at-large. As part of its academic mission, CBE offers the seminary and the broader community opportunities for understanding Christian faith via interracial and cross-cultural perspectives. It also seeks to facilitate greater understanding of religious leadership dynamics, organizational change, and public outreach and witness of black churches in relation to the broader religious and social context. Black faculty members and other scholars operating through CBE provide research, mentoring, and training via classroom teaching, publishing, seminars, workshops, and consultation to churches, community agencies, and the Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary community. Learn more at