POGOS: Esau McCaulley on Luke, Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary and the Black Reconciliation with God

Jonathan Rutledge
Friday 27 December 2019

This week in Pogos we have the fifth presentation from the Logos Conference 2019 series with Dr Esau McCaulley’s presentation called “Luke, Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary and the Black Reconciliation with God” followed by a response from Prof Andrea White. We hope you enjoy!


Esau McCaulley (Assistant Professor of New Testament @ Wheaton College) researches widely in New Testament scholarship with a focus on the role Jewish messianism played in Paul’s argument that Jesus made believers heirs in the Messiah to the Abrahamic promises in Galatians. His first book,Sharing the Son’s Inheritance, was published with T&T Clark, and he has another book, Reading While Black, forthcoming with InterVarsity Academic Press. He is also one of the co-founders of Call and Response Ministries, an organization dedicated to creating events and materials that equip black Christian leaders and those who support them for effective ministry.


 Andrea White is an Associate Professor of Theology and Culture Union Theological Seminary in New York, where she works in constructive Christian theology. And in particular, she is interested in how the concerns of womanist and postmodern thought intersect with theologies of otherness, the doctrine of God, theological anthropology, and many other areas. She’s published or edited a number of volumes, including her first monograph The Back of God: A Theology of Otherness in Karl Barth and Paul Ricoeur and her current forthcoming book, The Scandal of Flesh: Black Women’s Bodies and God Politics. She’s delivered a wide range of prominent lectures, given keynote addresses for a number of societies, and is an ordained American Baptist minister.


Jonathan C Rutledge is a producer and host of the Logos Institute’s official podcast, Pogos, as well as its blog, creatively-dubbed Blogos. He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma, where he studied under Linda T. Zagzebski, and he holds a Ph.D. in divinity from the University of St Andrews where he studied under Alan J. Torrance. He currently serves as a research fellow at the Logos Institute, and his primary academic interests lie in the areas of epistemology, philosophy of religion, and systematic & analytic theology. His current projects include a monograph on the nature of forgiveness & a sacrificial model of atonement, philosophical Arminianism as an account of divine creation, and constructing a Foley-inspired account of epistemic rationality & defeat. His favorite pastime involves walking on the East Sands with his son, Caspian, and spouse, Bethany.









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