Dr. Cornel West is leaving his post as a professor Princeton University follow what he believes God is leading him to do. West will take a pay cut to teach Christian Practices at Union Theological Seminary in New York beginning in July 2012. Union happens to be the place he got his start as an assistant professor in 1977.
Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president, Union Theological Seminary said, “Union is a place where Cornel West’s view of the world is in our life blood. Historically, Union has inspired strong public voices which speak to our nation’s ills and ideals — be they protests against war, poverty, racism, sexism, or other societal scourges. Some call Cornel West this generation’s Reinhold Niebuhr (a legendary Union Professor), but I think he’s in a class by himself. Cornel is, quite simply, the leading public theologian of our age.”