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FACULTY SPOTLIGHT - Rev. Dr. James Harris

Posted By: HBCU CONNECT on January 29, 2021


Check out this video from Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia!
Rev. Dr. James Henry Harris is the Distinguished Professor and Chair of Homiletics and Practical Theology and Research Scholar in Religion at the School of Theology, Virginia Union University, and pastor of Second Baptist Church (West End) both in Richmond, VA. He is one of ten children born to Richard and Carrie Anna Harris in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He has a passion for teaching, preaching, and helping the poor and the oppressed.

He has earned the Master of Arts in philosophical theology, the Master of Arts in English and African-American Literature, the Master of Arts in philosophy, a Ph.D. in Urban-Studies.



He earned the Doctor of Ministry degree in Preaching and African-American Church Studies.

He is the author of several books, including Black Suffering: Silent Pain, Hidden Hope (Fortress Press, 2020), Beyond the Tyranny of the Text: Preaching in Front of the Bible to Create a New World (Abingdon Press, 2019), No Longer Bound: A Theology of Reading and Preaching (Cascade Books, 2013), The Forbidden Word (Cascade Books, 2012), The Word Made Plain: The Power and Promise of Preaching (Fortress Press, 2004), Preaching Liberation (Fortress Press, 1996), and Pastoral Theology: A Black Church Perspective (Fortress Press, 1991). Additionally, he is a contributor to many books and journals on Black Studies, theology, and Social Justice issues. Dr. Harris is married to Reverend Demetrius B. Harris, and they are proud parents of two adult sons, James Corey and Cameron Christopher Harris.
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