Vincent Lloyd

Assistant Professor, Religion

Research Interests

I research and teach about the philosophy of religion, religion and politics, and race.  My current research concerns natural law in African American political thought. I taught previously at Georgia State University and Emory University


Edited Volumes


  • "Paradox and Tradition in Black Theology," Black Theology: An International Journal, forthcoming (draft pdf)
  • "Black Secularism and Black Theology," Theology Today, 2011 (draft pdf)
  • "How Democracy Hurts," The Good Society, Special Issue on Democracy, Secularism, and Pluralism, 2010 (draft pdf)
  • "Love, Justice, and Natural Law: On Martin Luther King, Jr. and Human Rights," for Human Rights from a Third World Perspective, edited by Jose-Manuel Barreto, forthcoming (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Violence: Religious, Theological, Ontological," discussing William T. Cavanaugh's Myth of Religious Violence, forthcoming in Theory, Culture, & Society (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Political Theology of the Ordinary," discussing Bonnie Honig's Emergency Politics, Political Theology 11:4 (2010) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Secular Faith As Tragic Faith" (with Elliot Ratzman), in Secular Faith (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Gillian Rose: Making Kierkegaard Difficult Again," Kierkegaard's Influence on Philosophy, volume 11 of Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources (forthcoming) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Liturgy in the Broadest Sense," New Blackfriars (forthcoming) (abstract; penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Complex Space or Broken Middle? Milbank, Rose, and the Sharia Controversy" in Theology and Democratic Futures, Special Issue of Political Theology 10:2 (2009) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Michel Houellebecq and the Theological Virtues," Literature and Theology (2009) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Interview with Gillian Rose," Edited and Introduced, Theory, Culture and Society 25:7-8 (2008) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Law, Grace, and Race: The Political Theology of Manderlay," Theory & Event 11:3 (2008) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "The Secular Faith of Gillian Rose," Journal of Religious Ethics 36:4 (2008) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "On Gillian Rose and Love," Telos 143 (2008) (penultimate draft pdf) (accompanying interview online)
  • "On Saying Yes: Perversion and the Sacred," The Symptom 8 (2007)
  • "On the Use of Gillian Rose," The Heythrop Journal 48:5 (2007) (penultimate draft pdf)
  • "Steve Biko and the Subversion of Race," Philosophia Africana 6:2 (2003)

Selected Reviews

  • "Rhetoric, Class, and Christ," discussing The Monstrosity of Christ, for Qui Parle (2010, penultimate draft here).
  • "What Taylor Misses," discussing Varieties of Secularism in a Secular Age, for The Immanent Frame (2010, here).
  • "The Politics of Tonto," discussing William Connolly's Capitalism and Christianity, and Stanley Hauerwas and Romand Coles' Christianity, Democracy, and the Radical Ordinary, for New Formations (2009)
  • of David Kyuman Kim, Melancholic Freedom, for Political Theology (2009)
  • of Jean-Luc Marion, The Erotic Phenomenon, for Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (2009)
  • of Jonathan Lear, Radical Hope, for Political Theology (2008)
  • "Resisting Sophistry," discussing Talal Asad's On Suicide Bombing and Jacqueline Rose's The Last Resistance, for New Formations (2008)
  • of Alain Badiou, Being and Event, for Law, Culture, and the Humanities (2007)


Seminars and Lecture Courses

Selected Independent Study and Directed Reading Courses


    Discussing Iraq on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

    2 Dickinson Street Vegetarian Co-op (where I once lived)

    (photo, by Clare Huang, on the cover of Law and Transcendence)