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Patrick Burrows
Dr. L. Patrick Burrows
Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion|Studies of Religion and Spirituality
Dr. L. Patrick Burrows
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Draper 204A
Office Hours
  • Tues, Thurs 10–noon or by appointment

L. Patrick Burrows is Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Berea College and a scholar of Christian theology and ethics. His research focuses on the relevance of the history of Christian theological reflection to contemporary social problems, particularly in conversation with critical theories of gender, sexuality, and race. He graduated from Harvard University with a Th.D. in theology in 2021. His first book project, tentatively entitled "Theo/Topology: Christianity, Place, and the American South" develops a methodology for the analysis of the interplay of Christian theology and place, using the lived spaces of Southern religion as the principal set of case studies. Beyond his first book project, he is interested in sacramental theology, the aesthetics of dazzlement, and philosophical and religious reflection on crisis.

At Berea College he teaches courses on Christian theology and ethics, as well as the broader study of religion, with a particular interest on gender, sexuality, and race.

Prior to coming to Berea, he was an Instructor of Humanities at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, highly selective public residential school for high school juniors and seniors, where he taught courses in American studies, Southern studies, and the study of religion.

  • ThD, Theology, Harvard University, 2021
  • MDiv, Yale University, 2014
  • BA, Linguistics and French, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010