October 5, 2020 / Theology
Andrew Stone Porter connects Martin Luther King Jr.’s politics of integration with his theological ethics of interdependence.
Andrew Stone Porter is a PhD candidate and a fellow in the Theology and Practice Program at Vanderbilt University, where he studies ethics and society. His dissertation, “The Limits of Interdependence as a Value for Social Ethics,” frames interdependence as a “deep symbol” emergent in twentieth-century relational and liberationist thought and post-Newtonian science. The project assesses the dangers of hegemonic co-optation of this symbol and recovers “responsible interdependence” as a critical value for social ethics.