Victor Anderson


 Victor Anderson

E-mailvictor.anderson@vanderbilt.edu
Address2201 West End Avenue
Nashville, TN 37240
Phone615-322-7311
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Professor of Christian Ethics, Vanderbilt University Divinity School

M.Div., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1986
Th.M., Calvin Theological Seminary, 1990
M.A., Princeton University, 1991
Ph.D., Princeton University, 1992

Victor Anderson is Professor of Christian Ethics at the Divinity School. He is also the Professor of African American Studies and Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. He holds theological degrees from Calvin Theological Seminary including the Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in Philosophical and Moral Theology. He earned the M.A and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University in Religion, Ethics, and Politics. Anderson has devoted his academic career to the study of religion, ethics, and culture, seeking to understand the power that these discourses have to influence human life and actions. He has published two books: Beyond Ontological Blackness: An Essay in African American Religious and Cultural Criticism ([1995] 1999), and Pragmatic Theology: Negotiating the Intersection of an American Philosophy of Religion and Public Theology(1999). He has a third book forthcoming, entitled, Creative Exchange: A Constructive Theology of African American Religious Experience. Anderson has published over 25 articles and chapters in scholarly journals and books, and has given over 25 public lectures at Universities and Colleges in the United States and England, including the Templeton Lecture on Science and Religion, the John Arthur Heck lectures at United Theological Seminary, and the Singh Lecture on Inter-religious Dialogue at University of Birmingham, England. His work seeks to help people find meaning, significance, and hope in their experience of the world. In 2000, Anderson was honored by the Chancellor of Vanderbilt University as a Distinguished Faculty member for his commitment to advancing diversity in education.

Areas of Interest

Religion; Ethics; Culture;



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