Terrence L. Johnson

Terrence L. Johnson is an associate professor of religion and government at Georgetown University, where he has joint appointments in the Department of Theology and the Department of Government. He is an affiliate member of the Department of African American Studies. Johnson is also a faculty fellow at the Berkley Center and serves on the executive committee of the Program for Jewish Civilization. His research interests include ethics, political theory, African American religions, and religion and public life. He previously was an assistant professor of religion at Haverford College from 2008 to 2013; Johnson also worked at Harvard University from 1999 to 2001 as a proctor. He is the author of Tragic Soul-Life: W.E.B. Du Bois and the Moral Crisis Facing American Democracy (2012); his current book project addresses the impact of the American jeremiad on U.S. political discourse. Johnson holds a B.A. from Morehouse College, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Brown University.

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