Professor, Ethics and Theology
-B.A., American Baptist College
-M.Div., Vanderbilt University Divinity School
-Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
Dr. Riggins R. Earl’s primary research is in the area of the history and the religious moral life of Black Americans. He teaches courses in ethics; the moral dimensions of the Civil Rights Movement; the church, ethics, and public policy; and Black film as a genre of theological reflection. His significant publications include Dark Symbols, Obscure Signs: God, Self and Community in the Slave Mind; Dark Salutations: Ritual, God, and Greetings in the African American Community; The Jesus as Lord and Savoir Problem: Blacks’ Double Consciousness Self-Worth Dilemma (forthcoming); and current research on the book-length manuscript: Blacks, the Bible, and the Constitution.