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Taylor, Mark Lewis

Mark Taylor is Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Theology and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary. His most recent book is Religion, Politics and the Christian Right: Post-9/11 Politics and American Empire. He is currently speaking on themes of post-9/ll U.S. culture, the politics of empire, and the ways white racism pervades U.S. interests in empire and religious practice within the U.S. and globally.

In his book The Executed God: The Way of the Cross in Lockdown America (2001), Taylor addressed theologically the issues of the contemporary prison-industrial complex, police brutality and the death penalty. This book won “Best General Interest Award” from the American Theological Association. He is also the author of, Remembering Esperanza: A Cultural-Political Theology for North American Praxis (1990), Paul Tillich: Theologian of the Boundaries (1987), and co-author of Reconstructing Christian Theology (1996) and other books and numerous articles.

He is national coordinator of “Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal” a group of 800 university teachers organizing for a new trial for Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania’s death row since 1982.

He has also been an activist in the current anti-war movement, in “No More Prisons!” movements and regarding policy issues in Mexico and Latin America. He has numerous essays and columns in professional journals, magazines and newspapers on issues of justice and peace in theology and religion.

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COURSES TAUGHT AT PRINCETON THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

By Mark Lewis Taylor

  • Critical Race Theory as Theological Challenge
  • Criminal Justice Systems and Theology
  • Cultural Hermeneutics:  Text, Power, Ideology
  • Liberation Theology of Gustavo Gutierrez
  • Cultural Anthropology and Theology, Fall
  • Contemporary Hermeneutics in Theology, Fall
  • Grace, Protest and Hope
  • Methods in Religious and Theological Studies (Ph.D. Seminar)
  • The Philosophical Theology of Hegel
  • Popular Culture and Theology
  • The Theology of Schleiermacher
  • The Theology of Paul Tillich
  • Reason and Revelation, Fall
     Introduction to Theology (with Professor Daniel Migliore)
  • Systematic Theology I and II (with Professor Stacy Johnson)
  • Theological Interpretation for Contemporary Preaching (with Prof. Christine Smith)
  • Contemporary Feminist and Womanist Theologies (with Prof. Nancy Duff)