Examples of Scholarship on Diversity and Biblical Justice
by Ethnic Minority and Majority World Authors

The vast amount of scholarship written by ethnic minority and Majority World authors can be overwhelming. If you’re looking for a place to start, we recommend the following works, which address issues of diversity and/or biblical justice.

Biblical Studies

Carroll R., M. Daniel. The Bible and Borders: Hearing God’s Word on Immigration. Grand Rapids: Brazos, 2020.

De La Torre, Miguel A. Reading the Bible from the Margins. Maryknoll: NY: Orbis, 2002.

Echevarria, Miguel G. Jr. “Middleton and Wright Have We Loved, but Padilla and Escobar? North American Eschatologies and Neglected Latino Voices.” Southeastern Theological Review 11, no. 2 (2020): 47–62.

Edwards, Dennis R. Might from the Margins: The Gospel’s Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice. Harrisonburg, VA: Herald, 2020.

Goh, Elaine W. F. “‘She Is More Bitter Than Death’: Reading Ecclesiastes 7:23–8:1 as an Asian Chinese.” Pages 115–26 in Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika. Edited by Peter H. W. Lau and Jione Havea. International Voices in Biblical Studies 10. Atlanta: SBL, 2020.

Gorospe, Athena E. “Overseas Filipino Workers.” Evangelical Review of Theology 31.4 (2007): 369–75.

Katho, (Robert) Bungishabaku. Reading Jeremiah in Africa: Biblical Essays in Sociopolitical Imagination. Bukuru: Hippo, 2021.

Keener, Craig, and M. Daniel Carroll R., eds. Global Voices: Reading the Bible in the Majority World. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2013.

Lau, Peter H. W. “A Reading of Ecclesiastes 8:1–9 in Malaysia.” Pages 127–40 in Reading Ecclesiastes from Asia and Pasifika. Edited by Peter H. W. Lau and Jione Havea. International Voices in Biblical Studies 10. Atlanta: SBL, 2020.

Lee, Eunny P. “Ruth the Moabite: Identity, Kinship, and Otherness.” Pages 89–101 in Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World: An Introduction to Feminist Biblical Interpretation in Honor of Katharine Doob Sakenfeld. Edited by Linda Day and Carolyn Pressler. Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006.

Lee, Max J. “Reading the Bible Interculturally: An Invitation to the Evangelical Covenant Church and Evangelical Christianity.” The Covenant Quarterly 73, no. 2 (2015): 4–14.

McCaulley, Esau. Reading While Black: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope. Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2020.

Song, Angeline. “Not Just a Bimbo: A Reading of Esther by a Singaporean Immigrant in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Pages 131–46 in Sea of Readings: The Bible in the South Pacific. Edited by Jione Havea. Atlanta, GA: SBL, 2018.

Williams, Jarvis J. Redemptive Kingdom Diversity: A Biblical Theology of the People of God. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2021.

Theology, Missiology, and Church History

Bacote, Vincent E. The Political Disciple: A Theology of Public Life. Ordinary Theology Series. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2015.

Bantu, Vince. A Multitude of All Peoples: Engaging Ancient Christianity’s Global Identity. Missiological Engagements. Downers Grove: IVP, 2020.

Bantu, Vince L., ed. Gospel Haymanot: A Constructive Theology and Critical Reflection on African and Diasporic Christianity. Chicago: Urban Ministries, 2020.

Ellis, Carl F. Jr. Free at Last: The Gospel in the African American Experience. 2d ed. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1996.

Fields, Bruce L. Introducing Black Theology: Three Crucial Questions for the Evangelical Church. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2001.

Oredein, Oluwatomisin. “Distinction and Desire: Racial Reconciliation as a White Ecclesial Project.” American Baptist Quarterly 36 (2017): 261–81.

Padilla DeBorst, Ruth. “‘At the Table Their Eyes Were Opened’: Mission as Renouncing Power and Being Hosted by the Stranger.” International Bulletin of Missionary Research 39 (2015): 198–202.

Rah, Soong-Chan. The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2009.

Romero, Robert Chao. Brown Church: Five Centuries of Latina/o Social Justice, Theology, and Identity. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 2020.

Sechrest, Love L., Johnny Ramírez-Johnson, and Amos Yong, eds. Can “White” People Be Saved?: Triangulating Race, Theology, and Mission. Missiological Engagements 12. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2018.

Tiénou, Tite.  “Christian Theology in an Era of World Christianity.” Pages 37–51 in Globalizing Theology: Belief and Practice in an Era of World Christianity. Edited by Craig Ott and Harold A. Netland. Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2006.

Waters, Kenneth L. Sr. “Eucharist and Global Reconciliation: A Liturgical Vision of Social Transformation.” Quarterly Review 22 (2002): 248–60.

Yeh, Allen, and Tite Tiénou, eds. Majority World Theologies: Theologizing from Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Ends of the Earth. Evangelical Missiological Society Book 26. Littleton, CO: William Carey, 2018.