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Nathan D. Wood-House

Nathan D. Wood-House is a doctoral candidate in systematic theology and theological ethics, and Teaching Fellow, at Boston College. His primary areas of research are the political theology of Johann Baptist Metz and the Black liberation theology of James Cone. Nathan’s dissertation, Toward an Anti-Racist Political Theology, reads Metz and Cone  together as a critical-liberating resource for the interrogation and disentangling of the Christian theological imagination from the death-grip of whiteness. His other areas of research interest include womanist theology, African and African diasporic religious traditions, decolonial studies, political theory, critical race studies, and Blackness studies. Nathan has presented on the intersection of postcolonial thought, memory, and political theology; the influence of Conjure on African American Christianity and theology; and James Cone’s theological anthropology of Blackness as a critique of necropolitical subjectivities. He has been published in Horizons and in Black Theology. He is a 2021-2022 recipient of the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fellowship.


Black Reason

Black reason is propelled by a fantastic imaginary, a changeling animus that aggregates and transmogrifies the desires and fears of whiteness.