Matthew Ichihashi Potts
Plummer Professor of Christian Morals; Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University

Matthew Ichihashi Potts is the Plummer Professor of Christian Morals and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church of Harvard University. He has taught at Harvard Divinity School since 2013. Potts’s research interests include the thought and practice of Christian communities, contemporary Anglican theology, constructive theology from Asian and Asian-American sources, homiletics, theories of narrative and writing, and interpretations of Christian ethical and sacramental practices that employ literature, literary theory, and Christian theology. His first book is Cormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament: Literature, Theology, and the Moral of Stories. His second book, Forgiveness: On Accountability and Atonement, is forthcoming from Yale University Press. Potts served as an officer in the United States Navy and as a college administrator before being ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. Potts holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, MDiv from Harvard Divinity School, and PhD from Harvard University.