Beverly E. Mitchell
Professor of Historical Theology

Beverly Mitchell is a member of the American Baptist Church. She has been with Wesley Theological Seminary since 1998, specializing in studies of systematic theology, church history and human rights. She has authored two books: Black Abolitionism: A Quest For Human Dignity (Bishop Henry Mcneal Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion), a book that explores black abolitionism and the theology of human dignity in the context of slavery and the Holocaust, and Plantations and Death Camps: Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity (Fortress Press, 2009).

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Courses Taught

  • African American Religious History
  • Feminist Liberation Theologies Rights
  • Feminist and Womanist Perspectives on Pastoral Theology
  • Jesus Christ in African American Christianity
  • PMM: Practice in Ministry and Mission Colloquy
  • Prophetic Literature in the African American Tradition
  • Readings: Slavery and the Holocaust
  • Reformation Theology: Luther, Calvin, Zwingli
  • Systematic Theology 1
  • Systematic Theology 2
  • The Church in History: Reformation To Present
  • The Search for a Theology of Human Rights
  • Theology and the Global Poor, taught with Sathianathan Clarke



  • Temple University, B.A.
  • Wesley Theological Seminary, M.T.S.
  • Boston College-Andover Newton Theological School, Ph.D.


Plantations and Death Camps, Religion, Ideology, and Human Dignity.  Fortress Press, 2009.

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