Contact Info

Campus Mail
Drawer 94



334 Carpenter Hall; 205 Landrum Bolling Center

Office Hours
by appointment

James Logan

Associate Professor of Religion; Associate Professor and Director of African and African American Studies; Class Dean


  • African and African American Studies
  • Religion
  • Office of the Academic Dean


  • Ph.D., Princeton Seminary
  • M.A., Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
  • B.A., Goshen College

Selected Courses

Is Religion "T(t)rue"?
History of African American Religious Experiences
Introduction to African American Studies
Criminal Justice and Moral Vision
Religion and Culture of Hip Hop
Love, Protest, and Hope
"Human Nature" and Social Change
Text Seminar: Native American Religion/s
Introduction to Peace and Justice Studies in Religion


James Logan was born in Harlem and raised in the South Bronx. He received a BA in Psychology/Pre-Law from Goshen College, an MA in theology and ethics from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, and Ph.D. in religion and society from Princeton Seminary. He is Associate Professor of Religion, and Associate Professor and Director of African and African American Studies. Logan's areas of teaching and research cover religious, philosophical and social ethics; religion and law; constructive Christian theologies; Black religion; theories of religion; and the relationships among religion, ethics and politics in civil/public life.

Research Projects

Manuscript in process tentatively titled, The Limits of Perfection: Race, Nonviolence, and Anabaptist Peace Church Assimilation into the American Social Order.

“Religion, the Natural World, and Migrations of Black Body and Soul,” in Theology and Migration in World Christianity: Contextual Perspectives (in Three Volumes), Volume I: Migration and Church in World Christianity, Editors Elaine Padilla and Peter Phan (Palgrave McMillian, in press).

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Religion

Society for the Study of Black Religion

Society of Christian Ethics

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