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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

M. Shawn Copeland

theology department

M. Shawn Copeland


Stokes N341
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-1385
Fax: 617-552-0794

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Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., Boston College/Andover Newton Theological School

Research Interests

Theological and philosophical anthropology, embodiment, political theology, theological methods; African and African–derived religious and cultural experience and African-American intellectual history.


Methods in Theology
Theology and the Body
Political Theology
Challenge of Justice
Pulse: The Meaning and Way of Jesus

Selected Publications

Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being (Fortress Press, 2010).

The Subversive Power of Love: The Vision of Henriette Delille: The Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality (Paulist Press, 2009).

Uncommon Faithfulness: The Black Catholic Experience. With LaReine-Marie Mosely and Albert Raboteau (Orbis Books, 2009).

Recent Presentations

“Cognitional Theory as Epistemic Disobedience,” Lonergan Research Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, October 2016.

“Enfleshing Love: Another Reading of Toni Morrison’s Beloved,” Rice University, Houston, Texas, February 2016. 


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