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Dr. Andy Watts

Andy Watts

Fidelity Hall 405
Phone: (615) 460-5549

Dr. Watts joined the Belmont faculty in 2005.  He received his B.A. from Baylor University, M.Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond, Th.M. from Duke University, and Ph.D from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern.  His teaching area is Christian ethics.  His primary focus is on racial reconciliation in America from a Christian perspective.  His approach to fleshing out Christian practices of racial reconcilation draws upon the resources of an odd combination of theological methods.  This, however, does not necessarily mean that Dr. Watts himself is an odd person.   His dissertation engaged post-liberal truth-claiming with liberation theology's emphasis on praxis to come up with some fairly mundane conclusions about racial disadvantage and an American Christian response to it.  He writes about his ideas here and there, or wherever they're allowed.

When Dr. Watts is not teaching at Belmont, he is being taught by his two sons, Sam and Ben, and his wife, Amy, who is an ordained Baptist minister.  He likes the Simpsons, Chevy Chase, Jake Johanson, really spicy Mexican food, chocolate, the Beatles, and pink lemonade icebox pie.  Emily Dickenson and Wendell Berry are favorites, too.  Come on by--he'd love to play a tune on his gee-tar.


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