Anthea Butler
Published March 7, 2013
Updated January 15, 2021

Anthea Butler is an associate professor of religious studies and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

Her books include Women in the Church of God in Christ: Making A Sanctified World (2012) and White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America (2021). She is frequently quoted in the media and writes opinion pieces for numerous outlets.

Butler has a Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University, a master’s in religion from Vanderbilt, and a master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary.

Expertise: Religion, religion in the U.S., African American religion, Catholicism, Pentecostalism, fundamentalism, religion in the media, religion and politics, women and religion, religion and pop culture, white evangelicals, gender and sexuality, racism

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.

Phone: (215) 792-4029


Twitter: @AntheaButler

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