Adam Clark is a leading voice in reimagining all the issues facing urban America. Associate Professor of Theology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, he is committed to the idea that theological education in the twenty-first century must function as a counter-story, one that equips students to read against the grain of the dominant culture and inspires them to live into the Ignatian dictum of going forth “to set the world on fire.”
To this end, Dr. Clark teaches in ways that raise critical consciousness by going beneath surface meanings, unmasking conventional wisdoms and reimagining the good. During his tenure at Xavier, he has received several distinctions in teaching and his courses on Black Theology, Jesus and Power, Faith and Justice and Religion and Hip Hop contribute to the Jesuit practice of educating students in the service of faith and the promotion of justice. He currently serves as co-chair of Black Theology Group at the American Academy of Religion, actively publishes in the area of black theology and black religion and participates in social justice groups at Xavier and in the Cincinnati area.
Xavier University theologian Adam Clark talks about today’s form of slavery and how, in addition to protest, we need to turn towards something paralleling the beloved community of the sixties. He also talks about how consumerism has become our modern religion and what justice looks like in terms of different social, economic and political arrangements.… read more »