Jay-Paul M. Hinds

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Theology

Jay-Paul M. Hinds
Practical Theology
13 Mackay Campus Center

Phone: 609.497.7884

Jay-Paul M. Hinds, ThM '08, MDiv '07, is assistant professor of pastoral theology at Princeton Theological Seminary. He received his Doctorate of Philosophy in religion and Certificate of Psychoanalytic Studies from Emory University, with a concentration in religious practices and practical theology. He earned his Master of Divinity and Master of Theology from Princeton Theological Seminary. Hinds earned a Bachelor of Arts: religion, cum laude, from Felician College.

Before returning to Princeton Seminary, Hinds served as assistant professor of pastoral care, practical theology, and psychology of religion at Howard University School of Divinity.

Select Publications

  • “The Son's Fault: Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Search for and Recovery of Sonship,” Journal of Religion and Health, 57, no. 2 (2018): 451–69.
  • “A Gift Grows in the Ghetto: Reimagining the Spiritual Diagnosis of Black Men,” Pastoral Psychology, 67, no. 2 (2018): 141–54.
  • “Shame and Its Sons: Black Men, Fatherhood and Filicide,” Pastoral Psychology, 63, no. 5-6 (2014): 641–58.
  • “Redemptive Prose: Richard Wright's Re-Authoring of the Patricidal Urtext,” Pastoral Psychology, vol. 62, no. 5 (2013): 687–707.
  • “The Prophet's Wish: A Freudian Interpretation of Martin Luther King's Dream,” Pastoral Psychology, vol. 61, no. 4 (2012): 467–84.
  • “Traces on the Blackboard: The Vestiges of Racism on the African American Psyche,” Pastoral Psychology, vol. 59, no. 6 (2010): 783–98.

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Associate Rector at Trinity Church, Princeton, New Jersey

Nancy Hagner, Class of 2013

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