Westar Institute

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Elijah Pruitt-Davis

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Professor of Religious Studies

Mount St. Joseph University


BA, Xavier; MA, Union Theological Seminar; PhD, Drew University.


Elijah Prewitt-Davis is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he teaches and develops courses for the university’s “Justice and the Common Good” core curriculum. Recently, he has taught courses on “Race and Justice” and a seminar titled “Anxious, Alienated, Confused: The Subject of Late Capitalism.” The latter course was based on research for his current manuscript, Believing in the World: A Post-Theology of Immanence, which is forthcoming with Fordham University Press. Interested primarily in Continental Philosophy of Religion, Prewitt-Davis is currently thinking through how new materialist philosophies can influence and be applied to the practices he uses at the five-acre farm he lives on with his wife, two children, three dogs, two goats, two miniature Highland cows, thirty-three chickens, and a whole host of other creatures.

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