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Dr. Raymond Carr


Raymond Carr is an international public theologian. His research interests are theologically ecumenical, historically sensitive, and radically inclusive. Raymond is a visiting professor at Harvard Divinity School and a research associate and director of the “Codex Charles H. Long Papers Project” at the Moses Mesoamerican Archive and Research Project at Harvard University. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and an experienced classroom professor, having served as an assistant professor of Theology and Ethics at Pepperdine University from 2012-2019 and an international visiting professor in Heidelberg, Germany; Lausanne, Switzerland; and Shanghai, China.  

During his tenure in the academy, Raymond has received several distinctions in scholarship and teaching, including the pre-tenure teacher of the year award at Pepperdine University. He has published and presented papers on theological aesthetics, theomusicology, and black religion. He complements his teaching, writing, and lectures with involvement in ENGAGE: A Youth Theology Initiative—a Lilly Funded pre-college program at Lipscomb University—guiding students who are interested in constructive theology and politics. He has a forthcoming trilogy in theological aesthetics called Theology in the Mode of Monk: An Aesthetics of Barth and Cone on Revelation and Freedom (Cascade, 2023). The project employs the music of Thelonious Monk as a form of parabolic suggestiveness in order to advance the thinking of Karl Barth, the Swiss Protestant theologian, and James Cone, the father of Black Theology. To learn more about Raymond visit 

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