Dr. Esau McCaulley

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  • Dr. Esau McCaulley
  • Professor, writer and speaker

Esau McCaulley is an associate professor of the New Testament at Wheaton College and theologian in residence at Progressive Baptist Church, a historically black congregation in Chicago. He is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times. His writings have also appeared in places such as The Atlantic, Washington Post, and Christianity Today.

He wrote Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope as a personal and scholarly testament to the power and hope of Black biblical interpretation and argued that reading Scripture from the perspective of Black church tradition is invaluable for connecting with a rich faith history and addressing current issues.

McCaulley has won numerous awards for Reading While Black, including Christianity Today’s Book of the Year. He has other published books, including Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance and most recently a children’s book entitled Josey Johnson’s Hair and the Holy Spirit

 

Presentations at Calvin University

What is African American Biblical Interpretation and Why Does the Whole Church Need It
Part of the: Stob Lecture Series
Part of the: January Series

Wednesday, January 25, 2023 12:30:00 PM
Underwritten by: The Stob Lecture Series
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Publication(s) for this event

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope

Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope
by Dr. Esau McCaulley
IVP Academic (September 1, 2020)
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