Gonzaga News Service
SPOKANE, Wash. — Andrew Prevot, associate professor of systematic theology at Boston College, will discuss “Unrestricted Love: Blackness and Catholicity as Interrelated Marks of Christian Life” at Gonzaga University’s Flannery Lecture at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 6 in the Cataldo Hall Globe Room. The event is free and open to all.
In his talk, Prevot will argue that true Catholicity requires a robust Christian affirmation of black life and cannot exist without blackness.
He will address how the Black Lives Matter movement and other black-life-affirming movements are sacramental signs of an unrestricted divine love that proudly and tenderly embraces all people, particularly the marginalized.
Prevot earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy at the Colorado College and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in systematic theology at University of Notre Dame in 2007 and 2012, respectively. He is the author of the award-winning book “Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality Amid the Crises of Modernity” and is co-editor of “Anti-Blackness and Christian Ethics.” He has taught at Boston College since 2013.
The endowed Flannery Chair of Roman Catholic Theology is made possible through a gift of the late Maud and Milo Flannery of Spokane to further the excellence of theological study and teaching at Gonzaga. Gonzaga invites an outstanding theologian twice a year to deliver the Flannery Lecture.
For more information, please contact Gonzaga’s religious studies department at (509) 313-6782.