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David KlineDavid Kline

515A McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TNĀ  37996-0450

Phone: 865-974-2466

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David Kline graduated with his Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Rice University in 2017. His primary areas of research include religion and race in the Americas, critical race studies, and political and contextual Christian thought. His first monograph, Racism and the Weakness of Christian Identity: Religious Autoimmunity (Routledge, forthcoming) provides a critical and philosophical analysis of western and American political-theological Christian discourses of race in the modern and contemporary world. He is also co-author with the CERCL Writing Collective of Rice University's program in African American Religious Studies of Embodiment and Black Religion: Rethinking the Body in African American Religious Experience, published by Equinox Press in 2017. A member of the religious studies department since 2017, Dr. Kline teaches courses in American religion and race, American religious history, and comparative religion and social movements. He also runs the department podcast, “The UTK Religion Podcast Series,” available at

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