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Andrew Prevot

Senior Fellow

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

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September 20, 2023

Andrew Prevot on Elusive Freedom

Published as part of the proceedings of the seventy-seventh annual convention of the Catholic Theological Society of America, this talk by Senior Fellow Andrew Prevot claims that freedom is elusive. By emphasizing the elusiveness of freedom, Prevot's goal is not to encourage pessimism or despair but rather to motivate action.


Andrew Prevot is the Joseph and Winifred Amaturo Chair in Catholic Studies, senior fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, and professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at Georgetown University. He studies the vital roles that Christian spirituality plays in contemporary theology, philosophy, culture, and politics, with a particular focus on Roman Catholic and Black/African American traditions. He is the author of The Mysticism of Ordinary Life: Theology, Philosophy, and Feminism (Oxford University Press, 2023); Theology and Race: Black and Womanist Traditions in the United States (Brill, 2018); and Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality amid the Crises of Modernity (University of Notre Dame Press, 2015). He co-edited Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics (Orbis Books, 2017) and has published more than 30 articles and essays. Before coming to Georgetown, he was on the faculty at Boston College. He holds a Ph.D. and M.T.S. in systematic theology from the University of Notre Dame and a B.A. in philosophy from Colorado College.

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